If you are a partner of a sex addict, encourage your therapist to attend the training.
Too many partners of sex addicts are still being abused, mistreated, and neglected by those they should be able to feel safest with.
Ask if they use the term co-addict to label partners of sex addicts, especially before they have even met them.In fact it is my opinion that most therapists do not have adequate training or understanding on how to treat partners, no matter how long they have been doing.And I think its really good news to have the experience of both in our clinic for the last yearbecause I see spouses de-escalated, you knowfeeling validated, feeling supported, feeling understood, being given the space to do what they need to do to take care.Addicts will almost always continue to lie about past behaviors, even while in recovery, while promising you that you know everything, without a full clinical disclosure (therapist guided) with polygraph to motivate them to be completely honest.By that I mean often the sex addict will be unable to stop looking at attractive women and will be using the images of sexy women he sees in passing as a way to be swept away, to feed a fantasy life, and to avoid.If they say yes, and many will, probe further.Robert Weiss, csat, author, speaker and director of the Sexual Recovery Institute in Los Angeles, shared that much of his thinking about partners of sex addicts had formerly been based on what he learned as he worked with sex addicts.The Stifle Your Feelings Approach, its a common approach in many circles to use scare tactics to try to get wives to stifle their feelings, ignore their gut, and avoid setting healthy boundaries.This group is growing and has been joined by other therapists, life coaches, and pastoral counselors.We look forward to meeting you and working the slaa program with you.After all, how can you heal when you dont know exactly what you need to heal from?Since the release of the book.A true sex addict, versus a philanderer, player, or someone lacking a moral compass, does not intend to hurt anyone by his actions.The therapist creates the system.Apsats is a non-profit organization dedicated to the professional training and certification, public education, research and advocacy for treatment of sex addiction- induced trauma.They can read all about it on the website mentioned above and register there as well.Further, theyll sometimes use the classic blame the victim eye contact sex and the violation of personal space technique by telling readers how they are just as unhealthy as their husband because they married him. .Looking at someone in a sexual way) at the less extreme end, and sexual exploitation, such as trafficking or abuse, at the more extreme end.Do they refer partners to cosa, S-Anon, or any other 12 step meetings?This womans partner is not unusual. .
We encourage all to stay for general fellowship time.
Moving On From a Co-Sex Addict Model.