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One Layer Deeper: Dating in Recovery

For many recovering people, once their process of recovery and healing is relatively well-established, healthy dating and relationships are a next logical step.
Author: Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S
Posted: July 2, 2018, 4:53 pm

The Identifying Characteristics of Sex and Porn Addicts

There are many ways to identify and diagnose sex and porn addiction/compulsivity, including the new ICD-11 diagnosis. All of these methods are strikingly similar.
Author: Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S
Posted: June 11, 2018, 4:37 pm

It’s Official: Compulsive Sexual Behavior (Sex Addiction) Gets a Diagnosis

Unlike the American Psychiatric Association, the World Health Organization has examined the existing research and decided that compulsive sexual behavior (or sex addiction, or sexual compulsivity, or out of control sexual behavior, or hypersexuality, or whatever else you choose to call it) is of genuine concern and thus deserving of a formal, criteria-based diagnosis.
Author: Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S
Posted: May 21, 2018, 6:04 pm

Addiction Is an Intimacy Disorder

The best long-term treatment for addiction is not the pursuit of in-the-moment sobriety, it’s the pursuit of healthy, intimate, ongoing connection.
Author: Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S
Posted: April 24, 2018, 5:30 pm

My Latest Articles on Psychology Today

Prodependence: Moving Beyond Codependency

If our approach to loved ones of addicts alienates them before they can take advantage of the care and insight we can offer, then maybe we need to change our methodology.
Author: Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S
Posted: July 16, 2018, 10:37 pm

I Love You and I’m Cheating. Why?

Some people are reasonably emotionally healthy and in a wonderful primary relationship, and they still choose to cheat. Why?
Author: Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S
Posted: June 26, 2018, 5:56 pm

Solosexuality and Pornosexuality: Learned or Innate?

Are people who self-identify as “solosexuals” and “pornosexuals” traumatized, or do they represent an under-discussed sexual orientation?
Author: Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S
Posted: June 6, 2018, 8:05 pm

Love Is a Verb

The feeling of being in love is important, because it’s the kick-starter of lasting romantic connection. But it’s not what longer-term romantic love looks like.
Author: Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S
Posted: May 14, 2018, 5:42 pm