Coping With Your First Holiday Alone

Coping With Your First Holiday Alone

  Despite everyone’s best efforts, it is a hard fact of life that some relationships simply can’t survive a sex or porn addiction. Even after second chances, extensive counseling and a real commitment to making it work, sometimes one partner’s…

How Dealing With a Partner’s Addiction Changes You

How Dealing With a Partner’s Addiction Changes You

  We talk a lot about the healing process that women undergo in order to cope with their partner’s addiction. However, there’s one thing I haven’t mentioned yet, and that’s the fact that this journey you’re on will change you.…

Integrity: Your Work Isn’t Done Yet

Integrity: Your Work Isn’t Done Yet

This is the third and final part in my series on resilience.   I’ve taken you through the steps of incorporating self-care into your life, and also reminded you of the emotional tools you already have in your toolbox.  …

Caring For Yourself When You Love An Addict

Caring For Yourself When You Love An Addict

This is the first in a series of blog posts on resilience. As a therapist, I see resilience as the hallmark of mental health. The journey towards resilience is at the heart of my practice. Resilience is the quality that…

Are You Living With a Porn Addict?

Are You Living With a Porn Addict?

The Moment of Realization If you searched on this topic, it’s possible you’ve just had the shock of your life. Whether your partner just admitted something to you verbally, or you’ve just uncovered a troubling internet history, finding out that…

Love Addiction: What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Love Addiction: What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Love addiction, similar to sex addiction, is a coping behavior for the pain of one’s unresolved wounds. A woman may be a love addict because she’s missing something she needed to receive in her early life to create a healthy…

I Married A Sex Addict

Sex sells. I know this first hand. I modeled for bikini calendars. I did photo shoots in lingerie and tiny bikinis to sell men’s magazines. I worked at promotional events in barely-there, cleavage-showing outfits in order to attract male clientele.…