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Posted: Sep 18, 2015

What if We Allowed ourselves to Feel?

I am a recovering female sex addict. I still struggle when I use that term—it does such a poor job of defining what I actually struggle with. It makes me feel misunderstood and I feel that old, familiar feeling of shame trying to creep in. But here’s the thing: it’s just a term and it doesn’t define who I am; it provides me with insight and awareness of why I and struggling and what I need to do to change that.
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Posted: Sep 4, 2015

The Power of Parental Confession

Many conversations in life mean little to nothing; this was not one of those conversations. Perhaps after reading this, you'll agree that it was an exchange of destined consequence.

On a cool midsummer night at 9:30 pm, my phone vibrated in my pocket while watching TV. It was Dad...Dad never called this late
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Posted: Sep 4, 2015

Five Common Roots of Sexual Addiction

Part 1 - Neurological Conditioning

From what I have learned treating sex addicts of all sorts since 2000, there are essentially 5 common types or roots of sexual addiction: Neurological, Psychological, Trauma-induced, Intimacy-Aversive and Mood/Brain-functioning roots.
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Posted: Sep 4, 2015

Dating Pains: When our teens accuse us of not trusting them

Ever had your teenager do a sweeping eye roll, followed by a gasp, because you refuse to back down from a boundary such as no unsupervised alone time with a member of the opposite sex?

"Don't you trust me?!" they cry with all the indignation they can muster.
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Posted: Sep 4, 2015

Myths About Men's Sexuality—1

Myth 1

One author has said that sex is "his" main need and talking is "her" her main need. To believe this reduces men to only being sexual and women to only being talkative. This myth, along with the others, will result in men and women feeling they are in separate camps, enemies if you will, with competing needs. Is it really true that men don't like to talk and that women don't like sex?
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