Category Archives: trauma

What My Partner is Worth


Essential Mindset #13 in Life After Lust (2017). From the chapter “What My Wife is Worth.” Share if you agree. –Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP, Clinical Director of LifeSTAR of the Central Valley and author of Life After Lust. If you benefited from this … Continue reading

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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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