Compulsive Behavior in Women: How You Might be Impeding Your Own Progress

You’re probably not going to like what I have to tell you, but I’m asking that you hear it nonetheless. So, here it is: Even though you are in therapy to help cope with being a sex addict partner, you may have developed compulsive behaviors of your own, and those behaviors may be holding you back from making meaningful progress. …

Yes, Female Porn Addicts Exist (And They May Have it Worse Than Male Addicts)

Addiction to porn is often considered something that only affects men. This thinking could be the result of several different scenarios. Perhaps it’s society’s fault for continually reinforcing the idea that women are meant to be sexualized, but not sexual. Or perhaps the media tends to assign addictions to the genders — sex for men, shopping for women. However, I …

Love Addiction: What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Love addiction, similar to sex addiction, is a coping behavior for the pain of one’s unresolved wounds. A woman may be a love addict because she’s missing something she needed to receive in her early life to create a healthy core belief. As a counselor primarily of women, I encounter a lot of love addicts. What’s commonly called “love addiction” …