Partner Resources


LifeSTAR of the Central Valley is an outpatient treatment program designed to assist individuals and their partners in healing from the effects of sexual addiction and the accompanying trauma. With this goal in mind, we want to offer relevant and useful articles aimed at supporting partners through their difficult recovery journey. Whether you are a part of the LifeSTAR program or not, we hope you will find this section helpful.

If you are interested in learning more about our program for partners, please contact us at (559) 323-8484 or visit our website

Click here to see our Pinterest board called “Partners of Sex Addicts” http://www.pinterest.com/lifestarfresno/partners-of-sex-addicts/

LifeSTAR (and other) resources recommended for partners:

Books

Love You, Hate the Porn: Healing a Relationship Damaged by Virtual Infidelity (2011) by Geoff Steurer & Mark Chamberlain

Your Sexually Addicted Spouse: How Partners Can Cope & Heal by Barbara Steffens & Marsha Means

Letters To A Sex Addict: The Journey through Grief and Betrayal by Wendy Conquest

Articles

How to Tell If Your Husband is Really in Recovery by Ella Hutchinson, LPC, Certified Clinical Partner Specialist, and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

Who Should I Tell? A Guide for Betrayed Women” by Geoff Steurer, MS, LMFT, LifeSTAR St George, UT

Getting your bearings after discovering your husband’s secret world“By  Geoff  Steurer,  MS,  LMFT, Founding  Director,  LifeStar  of  St.  George,  UT
Yours, Mine, and Ours: Creating a Complete Couples Recovery” By Geoff Steurer, MS, LMFT Founding Director, LifeStar of St. George,

“The Pain of Being ‘Pushed’: The Relational Trauma of Partners” by Forest Benedict, MA, SATP-C, LifeSTAR of the Central Valley

5 Things You MUST Do If Your Spouse Is Hooked On Porn” by Forest Benedict, MA, SATP-C, LifeSTAR of the Central Valley

“Treatment for Partners of Sex Addicts: The Fallout and the Recovery” by Linda Hatch, PhD

I’m So Sorry: Do Addicts Really Mean It?” by Linda Hatch

Discovery Trauma: How We Respond to the Discovery of Infidelity” by Joan Edwards, LMFT

ABC’s to Family of Origin Recovery by Claudia Black

“Disclosure 101: The Partner’s Pain When the Addict Admits (Powerful Video)” by Forest Benedict, MA, SATP-C, LifeSTAR of the Central Valley

“Holiday Recipes for Relapse & Recovery” by Forest Benedict, MA, SATP-C, LifeSTAR of the Central Valley

“The 2 Minute Miracle: A Practice for Strengthening Marriage” by Shane Adamson, LCSW, LifeSTAR Dallas

“Rebuilding Trust After Sexual Betrayal” by Geoff Steurer, MS, LMFT, LifeSTAR St George, UT

“Bashing…or Venting? A Spouse Needs Support But When Does Venting Become Toxic?” by Floyd Godfrey MA, LPC, LifeSTAR, Mesa, AZ

“A Woman’s Plimsoll Line” by Floyd Godfrey, MA, LPC, LifeSTAR Mesa, AZ

“The Four-Part I-Feel Statement” by Denise F Quirk, LifeSTAR of Northern Nevada

“Boundaries” by Jacci Jones, LMFT, LifeSTAR of Portland, OR

“Essential Recovery Tool: The Self-Compassion Break” by Forest Benedict, MA, SATP-C, LifeSTAR of the Central Valley, CA

“The Courage of Self-Connection (Another Self-Compassion Tool)” by Forest Benedict, MA, SATP-C, LifeSTAR of the Central Valley, CA

“From Addiction to Connection: The Value of Learning “How We Love”” by Forest Benedict, MA, SATP-C, LifeSTAR of the Central Valley, CA

“Are We Having Fun Yet?” by Forest Benedict, MA, SATP-C, LifeSTAR of the Central Valley

“Exercise: Good for the Body, Great for the Brain” by Forest Benedict, MA, SATP-C, LifeSTAR of the Central Valley, CA

“The Neuroscience of Sleep: Strengthening the Brain to Resist Relapse” by Forest Benedict, MA, SATP-C, LifeSTAR of the Central Valley, CA

Audio

“An Interview with Barbara Steffens, Author of Your Sexually Addicted Spouse”

Other

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