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Partners of Sex Addicts & Infidelity Survivors: Are You Stuck in a Victim Stance?

Partners of Sex Addicts & Infidelity Survivors: Are You Stuck in a Victim Stance? The legacy of any trauma is a sense of victimhood. Whether from a car wreck, or… Read more

Sex Addiction Recovery: Understanding Discovery

“Discovery” is a term that has come to mean the event or period of time in which a sex addiction is discovered by a partner or spouse. Partners of sex… Read more

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

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

Sex Addiction Recovery: Navigating Your Partner’s Valentine Boundaries

  Navigating the Valentine’s Day triggers your partner is experiencing can be tricky for if you are trying to put your marriage back to together after your spouse’s discovery of… 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

‘Tell Me Again’ – Helping Your Partner Heal From Betrayal

Helping Her Heal (Sex Addiction Recovery) Have you ever noticed how someone grappling with grief needs to talk about his or her lost loved one over and over again? There… Read more

Has Your Friendship Become an Emotional Affair?

  Are you on a slippery slope to an emotional affair? Answer the following questions to determine if your friendship has become an emotional affair. Do you confide more to… 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

Is Your Online Friendship Too Friendly?

  Take the following quiz to determine if your online friendship has become too friendly.  Do you find yourself coming to bed later at night because you are chatting online?Do… Read more