A Couple?s Guide to Sexual Addiction: A Step-by-Step Plan to Rebuild Trust and Restore Intimacy [NOOK Book]

Overview

Like other psychiatric disorders, sexual addiction is a condition that affects peoples' relationships with others as much as it affects their own mental state. Individuals suffering from sexual addiction typically pursue sex through any means possible and often engage in risky forms of sexual activity such as exhibitionism, promiscuous sex with multiple partners, online sex, etc. It's easy to see how a couple's relationship may be challenged by the manifestations and reality of ...

See more details below
A Couple?s Guide to Sexual Addiction: A Step-by-Step Plan to Rebuild Trust and Restore Intimacy

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$10.49
BN.com price
(Save 29%)$14.95 List Price

Overview

Like other psychiatric disorders, sexual addiction is a condition that affects peoples' relationships with others as much as it affects their own mental state. Individuals suffering from sexual addiction typically pursue sex through any means possible and often engage in risky forms of sexual activity such as exhibitionism, promiscuous sex with multiple partners, online sex, etc. It's easy to see how a couple's relationship may be challenged by the manifestations and reality of a disorder like this one.

A Couple's Guide to Sexual Addiction discusses common relationship issues within the context of sexual addiction and provides the reader with exercises, information, and advice on the following topics:

  • Trust
  • Communication
  • Healthy sexuality & sexual behaviors
  • Family
By understanding the reality of sexual addiction and what it means for a relationship, couples will be able to better relate to each other and plan for a successful future.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440526978
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 11/18/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 168,332
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Paldrom Catharine Collins helps couples work through their sexually addicted relationships at Compulsion Solutions, an outpatient counseling service. Previously a Buddhist nun, she is married to a former sex addict. She lives in Pleasant Hill, CA.

George N. Collins, MA is a former sex addict and founder and director of Compulsion Solutions, an outpatient counseling service that addresses sexually compulsive behavior. George is also a professional member of the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health. He lives in Pleasant Hill, CA. Find him at www.CompulsionSolutions.com.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

part 1 Coming To Terms With Your New Reality 1

Chapter 1 Sex Addiction: Really? 3

Chapter 2 Getting Past the Shock 21

Chapter 3 Sex Addiction and Your Relationship 41

Chapter 4 What Does This Mean about You? 67

Part 2 Rebuilding Your Relationship 85

Chapter 5 Re-Establishing Trust on the Road to Forgiveness 87

Chapter 6 Working with Shame and Blame 103

Chapter 7 Working with Strong Feelings and Emotions 121

Chapter 8 Undefended Honesty 143

Chapter 9 Facing the Past: Taking a Sobering Look at How You Got Here 163

Part 3 moving Forward 187

Chapter 10 Building Intimacy 189

Chapter 11 Finding Support When You Need It 205

Chapter 12 The Journey Continues 221

Appendix A Additional Reading 229

Appendix B Bibliography233

index237

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Helpful for couples facing this issue

    There are many ways to get treatment for the addict, but never the less, even if the addict gets "clean and sober", the baggage is still very heavy and there will always be some tension in the couple. And this tension is often causing relapse. This book is for both the addict and the co-addict. It is easy and clear to read. It addresses the main issues: forgiveness, regaining intimacy and above all trusting again without any after taste of fear. These are topics that sex addiction treament books do not really talk about. The book is not suitable as treament for the addict. It is only a way to open his eyes. However, this is a great way for the co-addict to understand a little more what this is all about and how to deal with it. I recommend it because this will be a great investment if you both read it. Leo (recovering sex addict).

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)