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In today’s world, all sorts of people are misdiagnosed, by self or others, as sexually addicted. This occurs for any number of reasons. Recognizing this, it is imperative that addiction therapists and other clinicians learn to differentiate between those who are and those who are not sexually addicted. Otherwise, we risk over-treating and/or mistreating clients—either …
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Acting Instead of Reacting

December 1st, 2016 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)
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As codependents, many of us grew up in households that were dysfunctional and traumatic. In order to cope, we developed survival skills that would carry us into adulthood. We continued to use those survival skills, even when it was plain for anyone to see they weren’t working. It’s not just something we can stop doing …
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The holidays are a very challenging time for many people. There are extremely high expectations that everything is going to be perfect, people are going to get along and there will be overwhelming good will towards others. Some people hold the Martha Stewart or Pinterest impression of the season. Everything has to match, have a …
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gambling

I spend a lot of time and effort in this space describing sexual addiction—what it is, how it can be identified, and how it can best be treated. However, sex is not the only behavioral addiction. In fact, just as it is with pleasure-inducing substances, almost any pleasure-inducing behavior can be used in an addictive …
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typorama

Hi everyone! Today I want to tell you about a project that I’ve been working on that I hope you’ll join us for! November 14-18, we will be holding the 4th Annual Recovery Today Online Conference!  All you have to do is visit www.recoverytodayseries.com – and the best part is it’s free! Anyone can join, …
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Research Links Heavy Porn Use and Erectile Dysfunction

October 31st, 2016 | Posted by Rob Weiss in Sex Addiction - (Comments Off)
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Psychotherapists dealing with sexual issues, in particular sex and porn addiction, have stated for several years that one of the consequences porn abusing male clients are commonly reporting is sexual dysfunction—most often erectile dysfunction (ED) but also delayed ejaculation (DE) and sometimes even a complete inability to reach orgasm (anorgasmia). Interestingly, many such clients say …
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Enjoying the good days

October 26th, 2016 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

                Hi everyone.  Today I want to talk about the idea of enjoying the good days.  I know it sounds like a simple, self-explanatory topic, but for a lot of us, it can be a daunting thing to have a good day! For a long time, as love …
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Dating Yourself

October 19th, 2016 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

   Over the past three years, I’ve done a lot of soul-searching in my recovery from codependence.  I did not have my own identity, and I didn’t even know what things I really liked to do, watch, or listen to.  I’d like you to ask yourself when was the last time that you did something …
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Can You Really Be Single, Sexless, and Happy?

October 13th, 2016 | Posted by Rob Weiss in Relationships | Sexuality - (Comments Off)
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Not long ago, in response to a cultural shift I’ve observed in recent years, I coined the term “sologamy,” defining it as the state of being single and not wanting a romantic or sexual relationship. Once upon a time, of course, sologamy was almost unthinkable. Living solo was looked upon as highly undesirable and something …
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