Prodependence is a new path to healing for those who love an addict. Prodependence pushes aside the flaws of the codependency model, which generally suggests that family members of addicts need to ‘detach with love’ and if they don’t neither the family member nor the addict will change or grow. That advice typically leaves loved ones of addicts feeling confused and misunderstood rather than supported and validated. Prodependence approaches the matter differently, choosing to celebrate and value a caregiving loved one’s willingness to support and stay connected with an addicted family member, while promoting healing for the entire family.
Typically, men are good at creating rifts in relationships but terrible at mending them, especially after they’ve repeatedly betrayed their partner through infidelity. For the most part, cheating men are both intimacy-challenged and empathy-challenged, and, as such, they lack the skills needed to overcome the damage wrought by their infidelity. In Out of the Doghouse, Rob Weiss illuminates the ways in which men can move beyond their usual feeble efforts to smooth things over, helping them move past the usual roadblocks in ways that will not only save a damaged relationship, but make it better than ever.
Robert Weiss, a nationally acclaimed secular expert in the treatment of sex and intimacy issues, provided a practical, effective guide for recovery after infidelity in his original version of Out of the Doghouse. He then invited colleague Marnie C. Ferree, an equally acclaimed expert within the Christian community, to adapt the book for a faith-based audience. Ferree brings familiar faith values and scripture to deepen the discussion of taking responsibility, rebuilding trust, and restoring intimacy. The result is a perfect marriage between Weiss’ concrete relationship-saving steps and Ferree’s incorporation of a Christian perspective.
Sex Addiction 101 presents a comprehensive overview of sex addiction, covering everything from what sex addiction is and how it can be treated, to how it affects various subgroups of the population such as women, gays, and teenagers, to how sex addicts can protect themselves from the online “sexnology” onslaught. The material is presented in straightforward language that any reader can understand. As such, the book is appropriate for sex addicts themselves, for the clinicians treating them, and even for their significant others.
Sex Addiction 101: The Workbook presents 24 updated and highly refined exercises specifically designed to guide recovering sex addicts through the process of healing. The exercises presented in this workbook are built on research-based addiction treatment methods and the author’s twenty-plus years of professional experience as a sex addiction treatment specialist. Over the years and in various forms these exercises have helped thousands of men and women heal from sex, porn, and love addiction, creating lasting sobriety and a surprisingly great (yet non-compulsive) sex life.
Sexual imagery and encounters can be accessed anywhere, anytime, using portable electronic devices. We now have greater access to highly stimulating sexual content and potential sexual partners with much less accountability. Porn addicts are especially vulnerable to the lure of digital technology. They organize their lives around the pursuit of sexual activity with self or others, spending inordinate amounts of time doing this. At the same time, they neglect important relationships, work, and personal responsibilities. Guilt, shame, and remorse invade when the acting out ends. Always Turned On provides practical long-term solutions for recovery. Download the Ebook.
Closer Together, Further Apart: The Effect of Technology and the Internet on Parenting, Work, and Relationships
Closer Together, Further Apart offers insight into how digital technology and the Internet have impacted society as a whole, especially interpersonal communications and relationships across generations. As with all forms of technological change, these advances are good for some and bad for others. As Closer Together, Further Apart makes clear, those who evolve with technology, learning to use it in healthy ways, will flourish, and those who don’t probably won’t. This book is coauthored with Dr. Jennifer Schneider.
Conflicting messages abound for gay men regarding sex and intimacy. Broadly speaking, gay male culture places less emphasis on monogamy and fidelity and more emphasis on frequent casual and/or anonymous sex. For most gay men, this isn’t a problem, but for some it can reinforce the kind of denial that surrounds addiction. Rather than liberating these gay men, compulsive sexual behaviors prevent them from living their lives to the fullest. Cruise Control helps sexually addicted gay men identify their issue, and presents them with a pathway to long-term recovery and a healthier, happier life.