(Re)defining Infidelity

in·fi·del·i·ty n.pl. in·fi·del·i·ties 1. a. Unfaithfulness to a sexual partner, especially a spouse.     b. An act of sexual unfaithfulness. 2. Lack of fidelity or loyalty. 3. Lack of religious belief. (The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth...

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Spotlight: Interview with a woman sex addict

The following is an interview with a woman who self-identified as being in recovery from a sex addiction.  She is in her 40′s, professional, and married with children.  She asked to remain anonymous for the sake of her privacy; she used the pseudonym "Nora."  I asked...

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Sometimes what you need is hard to swallow

Frequently when a therapist suggests that his or her patient might be helped by psychotropic medication the suggestion is met with concern, doubt, or even anger. This is even the case when a patient has been suffering for years from mood, impulse, or attention-related...

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It’s not my problem so why do I need help?

It’s not my problem so why do I need help? Why does the partner of a sex addict need to get help? Many partners have found out about their partner’s sexual addiction through discovering the evidence. This discovery leaves partners in shock, confused, and filled with...

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