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In my previous posting to this site, I wrote about the reasons that women sometimes engage in sexual infidelity, promising that I’d take a look at men in this week’s blog. So, as promised, here is part one of my take on male cheaters…

Understanding Process (Behavioral) Addictions

December 2nd, 2014 | Posted by Rob Weiss in Addiction - (Comments Off)
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When hearing the word “addiction,” most of us tend to think of alcoholism and substance abuse, as opposed to addictive behaviors like eating, spending, gambling, video gaming and being sexual. Nevertheless, people can and do become addicted to highly pleasurable, self-soothing and dissociative behaviors just as they can become addicted to pleasurable, self-soothing and dissociative …
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Double Trouble: Cross- and Co-Occurring Addictions

June 19th, 2014 | Posted by Rob Weiss in Addiction - (Comments Off)
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With cross-addiction, addicts switch from one problematic substance/behavior to another. If they can’t use one substance/activity to escape and dissociate from life, they’ll use another. For instance, Marie is an active alcoholic who occasionally feels bad about her drinking and sobers up. But any time she stops drinking, she binge eats, numbing out with food …
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Understanding Porn Addiction (and the Role of Technology)

June 6th, 2014 | Posted by Rob Weiss in Addiction - (Comments Off)
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Pornography addiction is one of the most common forms of sexual addiction. It is not unusual for porn abuse to be coupled with compulsive masturbation and/or various forms of non-intimate partner sex such as webcam sex, sexting, anonymous sex, casual sex, affairs, use of prostitutes, exhibitionism, voyeurism, etc. That said, porn addiction is often a …
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Two New Sex Addiction Films: Are They Accurate?

In back-to-back weeks two wide-release, A-list cast films examining the issue of sexual addiction were released. These are the first films directly addressing the issue since the critically acclaimed Shame hit theatres in 2011. Shame, as the few people who saw it will almost certainly remember, was a gritty depiction of an active sex addict …
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Tian Dayton, MA, PhD, TEP, is the Director of the New York Psychodrama Training Institute and the Program Development for Breathe Life Healing Centers and executive editor of the Journal of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. She serves on the board of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics and is the author of 15 books. Dr. Dayton is the creator of the Internet's first interactive self-help website, www.emotionexplorer.com. Learn more at www.tiandayton.com.

Who doesn’t self-medicate, at least a little? Sinking into a plate of pasta and a glass of wine or chowing down on French fries after a stressful day really does work to smooth out the rough edges and give us that “ahhhh” feeling. But when does this sort of behavior cross that invisible line between …
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Could You Be A Sex Addict? Most people have times in their life when they are very sexual in their behavior. This is often at the beginning of a relationship and, despite good intentions; this behavior tends to decrease as the relationship matures. Being intimate more than usual or thinking more frequently about sex is …
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Questions surface when attempting to define what is too much attention focused on sex and what is thought to be too little sex. Therefore, there aren’t strict guidelines that can be used across the board to categorize people who claim to have a sex addiction. However, it is safe to say that if your sexual …
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According to Women’s Health, having celebrity status along with being rich and famous, increases the odds of cheating in a marriage.  In fact the same article says that “men are more likely to be hypocrites about their behavior” and in fact are “hypocrites” in terms of judging others who cheat. As the news broke today …
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