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Support and Direction for Spouses of Sex Addicts

Advice for Dealing With a Spouse's Sex Addiction

The spouse of a sex addict is left without a roadmap. The marriage and their years of interaction are called into question. The doubts and fears and uncertainties flood the mind. How long has this been going on? What did I do wrong? Is our marriage salvageable? Will it always be like this? Sex addiction is not only dangerous for the addict, but for the spouse as well. Many, after learning of or dealing with a spouse's sex addiction, begin to display symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder. Both partners will need help in dealing with and, hopefully, recovering from the addiction and its effects.

Discovering a spouse's sex addiction is a deep emotional blow. The mind is wracked with the stress and anxiety of doubt and questioning and the heart is overwhelmed by pain and fear. While some spouses may react with rage, others find themselves numb. There is no one right response to such a situation. Read more at sexualrecovery.com.

Latest News

New Year's Resolutions: 6 Ways to Achieve Lasting Change

New Year's resolutions can play a significant role in establishing and maintaining positive behavioral change. However, as nearly everyone knows, resolutions are often much easier to make than keep. Typically, New Year's resolutions are pretty simple: "I will quit drinking permanently," or, "I will stop eating sugar," or, "I will stop looking at porn and cheating on my spouse," etc. Not to mention all the lesser commitments made to diet and exercise. These are all without doubt great resolutions, but quite difficult to maintain. The good news is that recognizing the difficulty of long-term behavior modification is actually part of the change process.

Read more from Rob Weiss in the Huff Post...

12-Step Groups for Sex Addicts

Sometimes people new to sex addiction recovery don't know about all of the options that are available to them. In addition to inpatient treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, individual therapy, and/or sex addiction focused group therapy, sex addicts may want to attend 12-step sexual recovery meetings. The simple truth is that while intensive treatment and therapy are a great start to sexual recovery, and often an integral part of long-term sobriety, over time 12-step support groups are the true lifeblood of a healthy, happy, sexually sober life. After all, 12-step meetings are where recovering addicts meet others with similar issues who are also working to stay sober.


Abandonment, Abuse and Sex Addiction

What causes an addict to desire sex without intimacy? The answer to this question will vary, but statistics among sex addicts suggest two overwhelming contributors: abandonment, abuse or both. Luckily, it is possible to recover from sex addiction and to learn how to form healthy bonds of trust and intimacy with sexual partners.


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The next Two-Week Intensive Treatment Program begins January 20th, 2014!

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.

Recovering from Infidelity Group

Addiction Specialist Marty Simpson Revell, MA, CSAT-3, hosts a weekly group therapy session focusing on recovering from infidelity. The group helps increase self-awareness leading to a deeper understanding of what causes us to get involved in unhealthy relationships, and what gets in the way of setting healthy boundaries. In addition to the educational component of the group, members have an opportunity to process feelings and benefit from sharing their experience with others in a supportive environment facilitated by an experienced clinician.

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