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Can You Trust Your Partner After Sex Addiction?

Can You Trust Your Partner After Sex Addiction?

Sex addiction is a controversial concept in the world of mental health and addiction. Some experts consider it a real disorder, while others dismiss it. The official word comes down from the guidelines in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, which does not include sex addiction as a diagnosable condition. If, however, your relationship and your life have been ruined by the hypersexual behavior of your partner, it can be hard to dismiss the concept too easily. What else can explain how your otherwise loving partner could sleep around with so many people?

Whether you leave your cheating, sex-addicted partner is a personal decision. Only you can decide what you can live with, but his willingness to get help should be a major factor. You also need to consider the question of trust. Can you envision a time, after a lot of work on his part and yours, that you could trust him again? Your immediate answer may be no, but give it considered thought before you decide. Do you leave or can you forgive? Read more at sexualrecovery.com.

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How to Live with a Sex Addict

If you and your partner have confronted the issue and decided to work through it, you have a long road ahead. How can you continue living with and loving your sex-addicted partner? Healing from sex addiction is a long process, but it is one that can be accomplished with hard work, patience and support. Support your partner but also take care of yourself, and the two of you can be happy together again.


Sober Dating for Recovering Sex Addicts

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Two-Week Intensive Treatment Programs begin January 19th!

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 Staff will be "Reaching New Heights" at the IITAP Symposium

Two Sexual Recovery Institute (SRI) staff and Founding Director Rob Weiss will help elevate the skills and practice of their fellow professionals at the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) Symposium in February.

"We are so proud to be chosen to present at this prestigious conference," said SRI Program Director Monica Blauner.

SRI Presentations include:

Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, leading a lunch and learn event titled "Always Turned On: Sex Addiction in the Digital Age." This workshop is based on the recently published book by Weiss and co-author Jennifer Schneider. Schneider will also be at the event where they will discuss the explosion in sex addiction in the digital age as well as solutions for long-term recovery.

Monica Blauner, LCSW, CSAT, and Robert Weiss presenting a workshop on "Sex Addiction Program Development: Evolving Your Private Practice Into a Larger Entity." The workshop is intended for therapists who are seeking concrete guidance toward expanding their work.

Finally, Sharon O'Hara, MA, LMFT, CSAT-S presenting "Sex Offender 101: What You Need to Know to Treat Porn Addicts Who View Illegal Images." This workshop is designed to help therapists who have discovered that their client may have crossed the line into illegal behavior.
The theme of this year's 10th Annual IITAP Symposium is "Reaching New Heights." It will be held February 12-14, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information, or to register, go to iitap.com.

SRI Announces New 8 Week Evening Intensive

The Sexual Recovery Institute is proud and excited to announce the 8-Week Evening Intensive Program beginning on January 13.

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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