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SEX-ADDICTED

is defined as any sexually-related, compulsive behavior which interferes with normal living and causes severe stress on family, friends, loved ones, or one's work environment. Sexual addiction has been called sexual dependency and sexual compulsivity....

SEX AVOIDANCE

sometimes called “Sex Anorexia”, is what takes place when an individual is avoiding intimacy or sexual contact with their partner.  Some ways sexual avoidance may unveil itself, is when the Avoidant goes out of their way to cause arguments or create uncomfortable scenarios that give justification for not engaging in any type of intimacy....

PORN-ADDICTED

is a compulsive sexual behavior, aided by the use of pornographic material, with or without the need for masturbation. The constant need for gratification through the use of pornography, has a devastating effect on the individual and their relationship, or potential future relationship....

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LOVE-ADDICTED

can stem from being abandoned by a primary caregiver or through some form of physical, emotional or mental neglect. An abandonment wound drives the love-addicted to pick a partner to try to merge with emotionally....

LOVE AVOIDANCE

Many addicts are avoiding love in their primary relationships. Love avoidance is a pattern of creating distance in the relationship by pursuing intensity in some form outside of the relationship (i.e., being a workaholic, affairs, addictions, or high risk/high adrenaline activities)....

INFIDELITY & BETRAYAL

is the action of being unfaithful to a spouse or significant other through some sort of sexual act. When this takes place the affected partner feels betrayal. Betrayal is when the victim is enduring pain, questioning the relationship and are unsure they can trust their partner, after the act of infidelity....

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SHAME OR GUILT

First let’s point out that there is a difference between shame and guilt.  Shame is a feeling of disgrace, pain, regret or embarrassment.  More specifically, shame is a violation of social values or standards, and usually comes into effect when the violation is discovered by others....

ADD & ADHD

ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) are mental disorders that usually begin in childhood, and often continues into adulthood.  ADD/ADHD have symptoms such as an inability to concentrate or listen, or can be easily distracted, which potentially leads to relationship problems, addictions and self-esteem issues....

TRAUMA & PTSD

is any devastating or disturbing experience that can cause long or short-term mental, physical, or emotional problems. Usually after the trauma, people deal with denial, shock and eventually more serious issues such as flashbacks, headaches, nausea, emotionally instability which can be unpredictable, body pains and more....

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DEPRESSION & MOOD SWINGS

is a very common mood disorder, that in some instances, can be very serious.  Because it is a state of having a low mood, it usually affects one’s sense of wellness, their behavior and their thoughts....

CODEPENDENCY

has many faces in an established unhealthy relationship. One, is when your value, self-worth or identity is reliant upon another individual for a sense of feeling whole or complete in your own life.  For this reason, usually in a codependent relationship, one person is enabling another person, supporting them with things such as....

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER

is a type of anxiety disorder where a person feels compelled to repeat the same behaviors.  These behaviors are usually ritualized and uncontrollable. There are a lot of speculations about the reasons for OCD, but the absolute source of this disorder is unknown. Because of these obsessions (thoughts) and compulsions (behaviors)....

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