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Importance of Specialized Sex Addiction Counseling for Women

Women make up a fairly small percentage of the number of people who seek help for sex addiction. However, when they do seek sex addiction counseling, women can potentially receive unique benefits from programs that offer gender-specific treatment. That’s true, in large part, because women who struggle with porn or sex addiction typically experience different …

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The Cycle of Codependency and Addiction

Understanding Codependency Codependency may be one of the most common yet widely misunderstood behaviors. In short, codependency means sacrificing your needs to meet the needs of someone else. But there is more to the story.    An isolated act of self-sacrifice or kindness isn’t inherently codependent. Codependency isn’t a mental health diagnosis. Rather it is …

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Symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder

If My Ex is a Narcissist, What Does That Say About Me?

If you’ve just learned that your ex has a narcissistic personality disorder, or you strongly suspect they do, you’re likely dealing with a lot of emotions. You might wonder how you could have ever dealt with someone so uncaring and what attracted you to someone like that in the first place. You might also wonder …

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Can Sex Help With Depression

Can Sex Help With Depression?

Trying to manage depression can be a beast. There are so many medications out there with serious side effects.  But are there natural ways to fight depression? The answer is yes! Exercise, good nutrition and staying connected with friends can be a serious boon to help combat depression.  Another way to fight depression is through …

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What is a Process Addiction

What is a Process Addiction?

We’re all familiar with substance addiction, but what is a process addiction? While substance abuse gets a lot of attention, it isn’t the only type of addiction out there. Behavioral or process addictions can mess with people’s lives just as much as substance addiction. A process addiction is a compulsion to engage in a specific …

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Discovering Your Partner’s Sex Addiction

Discovering Your Partner’s Sex Addiction

Sex addiction is perhaps not as familiar to most people as substance abuse disorders may be. Sex is a natural part of human behavior, and an interest in sex is completely healthy. Most of us are aware that people’s sexual appetites and proclivities vary on a wide spectrum.    It isn’t always easy to recognize …

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Love or love addiction

Is it Love? Or is it a Love Addiction?

Everyone adores the feeling of falling in love—but when is it a love addiction? Over the years, we’ve written thousands of songs and poems describing these precious moments. We’ve even created a holiday for it.   But not all loves are created equal. Sometimes, we can hold on to that feeling for too long, becoming …

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing a Sex Addiction Treatment Program

Neil Strauss went from a dateless, lonely high schooler to the ultimate pickup artist. He literally wrote the book on seduction, The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists. This book spent two months on the New York Times Bestseller List. A decade later, Strauss documented his stint in a sex addiction treatment program and …

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How Pornography Addiction Affects the Brain

Pornography addiction is addictive behavior in which you may attempt to escape from emotional pain by viewing pornography in a compulsive way. Porn addicts typically spend as many as 11-12 hours a week viewing pornography, with or without masturbation. Like other addictive behavior, pornography addiction can quickly take over your life, becoming the most important …

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