There’s a saying that claims, “You cannot pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.” It encourages people to practice self-care instead of focusing their energies on others’ needs and wants. It’s the fancy way of advising people to put on their oxygen masks before helping others. But […]
Can a sex addict love you? There isn’t an absolute answer to this question, but they certainly can’t love you fully without first healing themselves. Every person is unique, and so is each experience with sex addiction. Not having an answer to this critical question may make you uncomfortable. Questioning […]
When you read the words “intimate relationship,” you probably think of sexual intimacy. But there is a lot more to creating an intimate relationship than having intercourse. Now you’re probably asking yourself, “what is intimacy, then?” Different types of intimate exchanges form the basis for a healthy, close relationship. However, […]
The term “codependency” gets thrown around, and people lose sight of its meaning. Understanding codependency and recognizing when you or your loved one shows signs of it are critical to healthy relationships. When you or your loved one is suffering from sex or porn addiction, you may find that you […]
If your partner or spouse is addicted to sex or pornography, you may have experienced partner betrayal and infidelity trauma. Processing the betrayal of trust and your partner’s infidelity may feel difficult, if not impossible. You can choose to stay with your partner and deal with the repercussions together. Alternatively, […]
You probably know someone who is Love Avoidant — someone who avoids and fears intimacy. Love avoidance is common for people who suffer from sex or porn addiction. Love Avoidants often are attracted to Love Addicts — people who are fixated with love. One characteristic of both attachment styles is […]
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