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Starved for Love: Intimacy Deprivation in Sex and Porn Addiction

One of the least discussed but most painful experiences for partners of sex or porn addicts is the deep level of intimacy deprivation that many endure both before, during, and… Read more

Betrayal Trauma: Understanding Your Trauma Triggers

Trauma Triggers Trauma triggers are anything that serves as a reminder of painful events in your life. They can be people, places, things, or situations. Thoughts, feelings, and sensations may… Read more

Emotional Starvation: When Your Marriage Snuffs Out Your Spirit

Emotional starvation is a silent epidemic in our country. Thousands of spirits are dying a slow, painful death everyday. They are dying from hunger, from thirst, from unfulfilled needs –… Read more

Intimacy Anorexia & Sex Addiction: When You Are Living Off Crumbs

After counseling recovering sex and porn addicts, partners of sex addicts, and couples trying to rebuild trust in the wake of betrayal for many years, I have come to the… Read more

The Hidden Influences that Fuel Relational Unhappiness

McKinney Counselling & Recovery (Relationships) Discovery of sexual betrayal, particularly in the context of sexual addiction, destroys trust in the sense of connection in our relationship. Much of early recovery… Read more

Surviving Betrayal Abandonment: Infidelity Survivors & Partners of Sex Addicts

 Abandonment feels like death. Or worse. In fact; for many of us, death sometimes sounds like a better alterna­tive than abandonment. When our partner betrays us or leaves us for… Read more

Sex Addiction Recovery: Embrace Your Darkness

“Strangely enough we strengthen love in ourselves when we raise into consciousness the shadow side of our lives. Conversely, when we keep negative feelings out of sight, they smother the… Read more

What Does Intimacy Anorexia Have to Do with Sex Addiction and Why Should Partners of Sex Addicts Care?

  Intimacy anorexia is an extreme form of love avoidance in which emotional, spiritual, and/or sexual intimacy is actively withheld from the primary relationship partner. So what does that have… Read more

Love Avoidant Strategies in Intimacy Anorexia: Money Control

  Intimacy anorexia is a form of love avoidance in which the anorexic systematically deprives his or her spouse of emotional, spiritual, and/or sexual intimacy. The end result for the… Read more

Texas First Intimacy Anorexia Recovery Group

Texas’ first therapeutic men’s intimacy anorexia recovery group began in January 2017 in McKinney. Although the Dallas-Ft. Worth and surrounding areas have a strong therapeutic, and 12 Step recovery community… Read more