Tag Archives: sex addiction

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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Repeat This and Recover


PLEASE 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 article, please “follow” us on this blog and on Twitter, “like” us on Facebook, and SHARE this … Continue reading

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Am I Screwing Up My Kids? (Thoughts from a Parent in Recovery)


The more I learn about the origins of sexual addiction, the more I see how factors in childhood play a significant role. This helps me understand myself as a recovering addict but as a parent this responsibility can be frightening. If you’ve … 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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13 Porn-Free Years: A Therapist’s Path from Pain to Purpose


Today I celebrate 13 years free from pornography addiction. It has been a amazing journey and I am so grateful for it. As I celebrate another milestone, it is my honor to give back to those who are lacking hope … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Stand Against DARKER “Shades of Grey” by Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP


When this article was originally published two years ago, it went viral with almost 18,000 hits and 5,500 Facebook shares. This powerful, controversial piece is featured in my upcoming book “Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction … Continue reading

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The Courageous and Controversial Causes of “Life After Lust”


My upcoming book Life After Lust is not your normal recovery manual. True, it has some excellent content geared toward helping women and men recover from sex addiction. As one therapist wrote: “Life After Lust” is a resource to help reinforce you … Continue reading

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