One of the questions I often get asked is, “Does therapy help with sex addiction?” Loved ones and family ask it. It is even asked, in desperation, by addicts. Yes, therapy is one of the foundational pieces of recovery from all addiction, especially sex addiction. Why is Therapy Effective for Sex and Pornography Addiction? Therapy isn’t just … [Read more...] about Does Therapy Help Sex Addiction?
Does something feel off in your marriage? Have there been repeated suspicious events or outright discovery of unfaithfulness or pornography use? Does the pain of a lack of intimacy and emotional starvation feel overwhelming? It can be hard to think about, but there’s something that makes you wonder, “Do I have a sex addict husband?” The signs of … [Read more...] about How Do I Know if I Have a Sex Addict Husband?
There is no way to overstate the pain of learning your partner has betrayed you. It is a deeply and profoundly traumatic experience. Many women whose husbands have sex or pornography addictions experience infidelity or betrayal trauma. This type of emotional trauma is similar, in brain scans, to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and can have … [Read more...] about Infidelity Trauma: Understanding the Emotional Turmoil of Betrayal
You decided to quit porn for good this time. You went cold turkey, and now a few days or weeks later, you feel awful. You’re tired, irritable, and feel like you’re in a fog. You’re experiencing porn addiction withdrawal. Yes, porn can be as addictive as alcohol or drugs. Meaning, when you stop using pornography, you experience some of the same … [Read more...] about Experiencing Porn Addiction Withdrawal
You want to stop, but you can’t. Instead, you’re taking greater risks and ignoring your daily responsibilities. You’re hiding your habit and feel immense shame. These are all signs you could be addicted to porn and need help for pornography addiction. Pornography can be as addictive as substances like drugs or alcohol. Much like drugs or … [Read more...] about Getting Help for Pornography Addiction