Sex Addicts

Mending A Shattered Heart: A Guide For Partners of Sex Addicts, Second Edition edited by Stephanie Carnes, PhD

Mending A Shattered Heart: A Guide For Partners of Sex Addicts, Second Edition edited by Stefanie Carnes, PhD is a rich resource for partners of sex addicts needing information and guidance to help them deal with their overwhelming and traumatizing situations.  Dr Stefanie Carnes did an audio interview with Becky Papp discussing the updated book and […]








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What are the 6 Best Gifts Sex Addicts can give their Partners? Not diamonds or gold. Not cruises or luxuries. The best presents sex addicts can give their partners are actually gifts for the sex addicts themselves as well as their partners. They are:  








Post image for Newsweek: The Sex Addiction Epidemic

Chris Lee's November 25, 2011 Newsweek article "The Sex Addiction Epidemic"and MSNBC interview describe the destructiveness of sex addiction.  It wrecks ­marriages, ­destroys ­careers, and saps self-worth. Yet ­Americans are being ­diagnosed as sex ­addicts in ­record numbers. Inside an epidemic. His description of the ravages of sex addiction matches my experience as a Certified […]








Sexting Cybersex Affairs are betrayals of trust in committed monogamous relationships.

I don't know Anthony Weiner but his sexting scandal is a familiar story. I am a psychotherapist working with individuals and couples whose lives are damaged by cybersex affairs. From outside appearances, the man (or woman) seems to be doing well and even excelling. Successful at work. Married or committed relationship. Baby on the way. […]








I was interviewed by Jane Pribek for an article in the Wisconsin Law Journal on the topic of Sex Addiction.  I appreciate the Wisconsin Law Journal's interest in educating lawyers about this complex subject that they are encountering in their legal practices and sharing the perspectives of attorneys who have already faced the problems








Snow Family of Sex Addict

You are the partner of a sex addict – wife, girlfriend, husband, boyfriend. Your spouse is or is not in a recovery program. Either situation is stressful. You fear relapse. You experience grief and anger. You are trying to put together the pieces of your life. Then the holiday season approaches. Vacation. Time off. Family.








Sex Addict Snowmen Brothers In Recovery

You are a Sex Addict in Recovery. Good for you. You are working a solid recovery program including therapy, 12 Step groups, a sponsor and a supportive community. You are making progress. Sober on your inner circle behaviors. Taking care of yourself and by extension your partner and family. Here comes December. Holidays. Vacation. Family.








Sexually Abused Man Comes Forward

1 out of 6 men are sexually abused as children. Research shows that a large percentage of sexually addicted and other addicted  men were sexually abused and/or abused in some other way as children.  Addiction becomes a way to cope with the pain of the abuse. Shame, humiliation, fear and misplaced beliefs stop men from talking








Barbara Steffens PhD LPCC Interview 4 of 4

This is the final segment of the four part series of interviews that Barbara Steffens, Ph.D, LPCC, co-author of Your Sexually Addicted Spouse: How Partners Can Cope and Heal with Marsha Means, MA, did with JoAnn Russell, RN, MS at www.marriedtoasexaddict.com. In this interview Barbara touches on a variety of relevant issues involved in the […]








Barbara Steffens PhD LPCC Interview 3 of 4

This is the third of four interviews Barbara Steffens, Ph.D, LPCC, co-author of Your Sexually Addicted Spouse: How Partners Can Cope and Heal with Marsha Means, MA, did with JoAnn Russell, RN, MS at www.marriedtoasexaddict.com. In this third interview, Barbara addresses issues including the trauma partners experience both on disclosure and living with a sex […]