Category Archives: Partner of Sexual Addict

The Humbling Road to Rebuilding Trust in Recovery


“She deserves a husband who is trustworthy, both when she is looking and when she’s unaware” (Life After Lust p.40, from the chapter What My Wife is Worth). Unfortunately, many of us recovering from sex addiction have made past choices that have … Continue reading

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The Road to Recovery: Where Will it Lead You?


Recovery is about much more than just leaving addiction. It is also about the life you replace your addiction with. Click the link below to watch the newest Life After Lust VLOG episode and think about the beautiful places the … Continue reading

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LifeSTAR’s Forest Benedict on the Trevor Carey Radio Show Today (Audio)


Today I had the opportunity to do a radio interview on the Trevor Carey show (FM 96.7/AM1400) about the effects of pornography, protecting children from pornography, and other topics related to sexual addiction treatment. The issue that sparked Trevor’s interest … Continue reading

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A Lesson from the Olympics: Don’t Give Up


As the world prepares for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, we anticipate many memorable moments. We look back on past records broken and heroic stories, wondering what we will soon witness. One historic story that brings me to tears … Continue reading

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Love, Sex, Porn, & Addiction Discussion Group (Online & Free)


I recently became of aware of some online resources for sexual addicts. First, the website called InTheRooms.com provides many free online 12-Step meetings such as Sexaholics Anonymous, Sex Addicts Anonymous, Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous, Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families, … Continue reading

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What’s Your Recovery Anthem?


What’s your recovery anthem? You know, “your” song that inspires you to rise higher and fight harder? A recovery anthem is highly personal. The song that speaks to you may not speak to me. Some songs stir us more deeply than others, … Continue reading

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Permission to Rest


As a person in recovery, I find it very hard to give myself the rest and relaxation I need. What comes naturally for me is overcommitment and overachievement. I too often prioritize productivity over caring for myself responsibly. I know I … Continue reading

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