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Healing from Sexual Anorexia

November 27th, 2010 / Mindfulness/ Sexual Anorexia / 2 Comments

Gail was sexually abused by a cousin from age 6 to 8 years old.  She was never able to tell anyone, because her father was always away for business and her mother was physically abusive.  She had no one to confide in.  She felt tremendous guilt because she felt aroused during the abuse and she […]

Creating a Sobriety Plan for a Sex Addict

November 27th, 2010 / Sex Addiction / No Comments

Obviously sex addiction is different than having an addiction to a substance.  You know you need to stop using a substance.  But, what about sex?  Do you just stop having sex all together?  Not having sex altogether won’t work for long. You have to create a sobriety plan.  A plan thats specifically for you that […]

Powerless and Unmanageable to Your Addiction?

November 27th, 2010 / Love Addiction/ Sex Addiction / No Comments

The first step of the 12-step program states, “We admitted we were powerless over sex and love addiction that our lives had become unmanageable.”  This step defines what it means to surrender.  One comes to the program with the a belief that something is going wrong in her life.  She sees what she is done […]

How Do I Determine if I’m a Sex Addict?

November 27th, 2010 / Sex Addiction / No Comments

Sex addictive behavior works as a mood enhancer and mood altering behavior.  It closely resembles the patterns of alcoholism and chemical dependency.  The similarities include: loss of control; a continuation of the behavior despite adverse consequences such as arrests, broken marriages or financial problems; and an obsession or preoccupation with obtaining, using, or recovering from […]

Learning to Tolerate being Close, Starts with Communication

November 27th, 2010 / Couples / No Comments

We learn how to either tolerate closeness as a child.  Some of us have difficulty tolerating closeness due to experiences we had as a child.  Let’s say your mother is a doting mother and she hugs and loves you all the time.  At times it can feel suffocating.  This behavior gets reinforced repetitively as you […]

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