Lust, Anger, Love: Understanding Sexual Addiction and the Road to Healthy Intimacy

Overview

Sexual addiction is a problem that affects millions of people. Maureen Canning, LMFT, who has extensive experience treating sex addicts, explains its roots and how those afflicted can recover.

This book also explains the poisonous childhood seeds that lead to public scandals like the revelations involving former congressman Mark Foley.

Canning shows how compulsions are the product of early childhood abuse and how patterns, from the most violent...

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Overview

Sexual addiction is a problem that affects millions of people. Maureen Canning, LMFT, who has extensive experience treating sex addicts, explains its roots and how those afflicted can recover.

This book also explains the poisonous childhood seeds that lead to public scandals like the revelations involving former congressman Mark Foley.

Canning shows how compulsions are the product of early childhood abuse and how patterns, from the most violent to the most commonplace, develop. She explains that the overriding emotion sexually addicted people feel towards the partners with whom they seek intimacy is anger turned into sexuality, or "sexualized anger." This yields a false sense of security and power, an "aggressive tendency," which destroys any chance of a healthy relationship. Lust, Anger, Love offers a comprehensive and enlightening look at the origins of these little discussed behaviors and maps out a plan for recovery.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402208683
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 594,658
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Maureen Canning, Clinical Consultant for Sexual Disorder Services at The Meadows, has extensive experience working with sexual disorders. As an early clinical associate of Dr. Patrick Carnes, she facilitated inpatient sexual disorders treatment at The Meadows for a number of years before opening a private practice in Phoenix.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Preface: Author to Reader
1. My Own Story of Sexualized Anger
2. Holding the Shame
3. Trauma and Distortion
4. Coping with Trauma
5. Sexualized Anger
6. Acting Out and Acting In: The Forgivable Behaviors
7. Acting Out: The Less Understood and Socially Forgivable Behaviors
8. Cultural Conditioning: Madonnas, Whores, Princes, Playboys, and Perverts
9. High-Profile Cases in Congress and the Church
10. Healthy Sexuality
11. Chiseling Out My Soul Resources

Maureen Canning, Clinical Consultant for Sexual Disorder Services at The Meadows, has extensive experience working with sexual disorders. As an early clinical associate of Dr. Patrick Carnes, she facilitated inpatient sexual disorders treatment at The Meadows for a number of years before opening a private practice in Phoenix.

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