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Sex addiction

For Partners:

For Codependence and Love Addiction:

Mens Depression:

Sexual Addiction/Compulsivity Reousrces:

The online assessments and screening tests offered below are not a definitive determination of the presence of sexual addiction or compulsivity. If you are concerned that you may have a sexual addiction, you are advised to seek a professional specifically trained to treat sex addiction for a comprehensive evaluation.

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Resources and Links:

The following are resources that we and our clients have found helpful. Many of the books can be ordered easily by clicking on the cover photograph.

Couples and Relationships

Hold me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love.
 Dr. Sue Johnson, 2008. An excellent introduction to Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy.

Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships.
Dr. Sue Johnson, 2013. The latest scientific research on how and why we love. – The official website for Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy. Contains links to the scientific research on the efficacy of this therapy. University of Ottawa, Canada – The Gottman Institute is a great source of scientifically validated methods for improving your relationship.

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.
Dr. John M. Gottman and Nan Silver, 1999.

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead Hardcover.
by Brene Brown, 2012.

The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are.
Daniel Siegel, M.D., 2012.

Healing from an Affair

After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful
Dr. Janis Abrams Spring and Michael Spring, 2012.

“Not Just Friends”: Rebuilding Trust and Recovering Your Sanity After Infidelity.
Shirley P. Glass, PhD with Jean Coppock Staeheli, 2003.

Getting Past the Affair: A Program to Help You Cope, Heal, and Move On – Together or Apart
Douglas K. Snyder, Ph.D., Donald H. Baucom, Ph.D., and Kristina Koop Gordon, Ph.D., 2007.

How To Help Your Spouse Heal from an Affair: A Compact Manual for the Unfaithful
Linda J. MacDonald, MS, LMFT, 2010.

Sexual Addiction

Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction.

Patrick Carnes, Ph.D., 3rd Edition, 2001.

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy.”

– Brene Brown