Category Archives: trauma

Childhood Emotional Neglect & Sex Addiction: What’s the Connection?


Are you aware of the connection between childhood emotional neglect (CEN) and sex addiction? In my recent interview with Dr Jonice Webb, author of Running On Empty: Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect I explained how the two are closely linked. Learn … Continue reading

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New Release: Finding Peace Trauma Workbook (.99 Cents Through FRIDAY)


Today a powerful resource was published on Amazon called Finding Peace: A Workbook on Healing from Loss, Neglect, Rejection, Abandonment, Betrayal, and Abuse by Troy Love, LCSW. I had the privilege of endorsing this book so I can vouch for … Continue reading

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Stories of Trauma & Sex Addiction – 2 Podcasts


Often those of us in recovery have survived a trauma-filled past. Whether it’s in the form of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, our past pains have a long-term impact on our lives and relationships (click here for more info). This … Continue reading

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Real Recovery from Sex Addiction: A Partner’s Perspective


The article entitled “What No One Tells You About Sex Addiction Recovery” provides one of the best descriptions of real recovery I have ever read. In her article, Avalon Vic shared honestly about her experience of discovering her husband’s sex addiction, … Continue reading

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Is Digital Adultery Poisoning Your Marriage?


I had the privilege of writing this piece on pornography addiction and how it harms relationships. Though it is from a Christian perspective, it contains practical tips for anyone struggling with with this issue, including partners. I would be honored … Continue reading

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From Addiction to Connection: Radio Interview with “Carol the Coach” & Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP-C


Last night I had the privilege of being interviewed on live radio by “Carol the Coach“. Carol Juergensen Sheets LCSW, PCC, CSAT is a psychotherapist who hosts the informative show called “Sexual Addiction: Strength/Hope/Recovery“. Carol invited me to join her … Continue reading

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The Pain of Being “Pushed”: The Relational Trauma of Partners


//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/Iuv__-nyO1M?rel=0 Have you seen this highly popular video of the man pushing his girlfriend off a cliff? The video begins with a woman preparing herself mentally for her ominous cliff jump, then repeatedly deciding not to take the plunge. It … Continue reading

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