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5 Ways to Stay Sexually Sober on Valentine's Day

5 Ways to Stay Sexually Sober on Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day can be one of the worst things for single people: The world seems awash in chocolate, rose petals and Hallmark moments. It seems impossible to take a trip to the grocery store, turn on the TV or browse online without being bombarded by images of love-struck couples that make you feel very much alone.

When everyone around you seems (keyword: “seems”) to be part of a blissful, sepia-toned twosome, it can be tempting to act out sexually or reignite a destructive relationship to dull the pain of disconnection. But it's not worth losing your abstinence over the illusion that everyone in the whole wide world is romantically happy except you - a perception largely propagated by advertisers hoping to turn a profit. Learn five ways to keep Valentine's Day from sabotaging your recovery from love or sex addiction at sexualrecovery.com.

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When is a Relationship (Romance, Friendship, Whatever) Worth Saving?

When clients are unsure if a current relationship is worth saving, I typically pose a series of relationship-related questions, discussed below. Certainly there is no cut-and-dried formula for deciding whether to keep or leave a relationship, but honest answers to these queries nearly always provides some degree of clarity - especially when supplemented by honest, empathetic and impartial therapeutic feedback.

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Ending the Addictive Cycle: Sex Addiction and Sex Anorexia

For the addict, anorexia can offer a sense of control, but through continued isolation, the addict's emotional health suffers, making him or her more vulnerable to the addiction. For some, the cycle of sexual addiction and sexual anorexia comes alongside other compulsive behaviors such as overeating, hoarding, workaholism and overspending - all behaviors unconsciously designed to keep others further than arms-length.


How to Tell If Someone You Know Is a Sex Addict

The biggest clue that somebody you know may have a problem with sex addiction is the pre-occupation they often have with it. The next most likely thing you may notice is if this behavior is affecting day-to-day responsibilities.


SRI Celebrates 20 Years of Treating Sex and Intimacy Disorders

The Sexual Recovery Institute (SRI), one of the longest-running, premier outpatient programs for men and women with sex and intimacy disorders, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a yearlong series of events.


Two-Week Intensive Treatment Programs begin February 16th and March 2nd!

The SRI Two-Week Intensive is a program of therapy and education designed to help our clients identify and eliminate all sexual acting out behavior, and to develop the skills and tools needed to prevent sexual relapse.

The Two-Week Intensive Program at SRI is a cost-effective and more time-effective alternative to the traditional 4-6 week hospital stay or residential treatment programs. It is our belief, based on our decades of experience, that most sex addicts do not require a lengthy stay in a controlled environment. Our program offers many similar benefits while minimizing the disruption in our clients' lives.

Learn more about our Two-Week Intensive Program or Contact us to Reserve a Spot.

SRI Announces New 8 Week Evening Intensive

The Sexual Recovery Institute is proud and excited to announce the 8-Week Evening Intensive Program.

The Evening Intensive represents an alternative for local Los Angeles metro area residents who are unable to attend SRI's highly regarded 2-week Intensive. It's a way to for those who have been struggling with their sex addiction to get sexually sober, gain traction, build momentum and find hope.

The Evening Intensive package will offer:

  • Group Sessions 3 days a week.
  • Psycho-educational and group therapy components
  • Weekly individual sessions
  • Weekly Trauma Model based partner group
  • Additional couple's sessions or individual sessions for partners
  • Jump start for those new to recovery
  • Traction for clients struggling to maintain sobriety
Please visit sexualrecovery.com for more information.

Recovering from Infidelity Group

Addiction Specialist Marty Simpson, LMFT, CSAT, hosts a weekly group therapy session focusing on recovering from infidelity. The group is psycho-educational and process oriented.

In a safe and affirming environment, group members receive information about the trauma of infidelity and the experience of PTSD.

A focus is placed on exploring issues of trust and vulnerability, developing effective communication skills, and creating and sustaining healthy boundaries. Members are empowered to define goals for healthy, fulfilling relationships and begin living their best life now.

Members have an opportunity to process feelings and share their experience with others who are dealing with similar issues in a supportive environment facilitated by a clinician with years of experience in treating partners of sex addicts.

Learn more at sexualrecovery.com.

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