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A Partner’s Guide To Truth & Healing: A Healing Journey for Betrayed Partners

Author: John Sternfels LPC
When infidelity occurs, betrayed partners enter into a state of emotional distress. In a flash, their world is suddenly turned upside down. With no help in sight, no one to turn to, and no one to help, they find themselves alone, shocked, angry, and scared. Their world becomes filled with hypervigilance, avoidance behaviors, flashbacks, sleep disturbances, mood and health problems, rumination thoughts, etc. Contained within the pages of this book, John Sternfels provides a pathway to truth and healing. Partners will gain a clearer understanding of what has happened and what is needed to heal. Regardless of where you are in the journey, betrayal is a season in a partner’s life but must not become a destination or a permanent identity.
A Partner’s Guide To Truth and Healing: A Healing Journey for Betrayed Partners Author: John Sternfels LPC

Out of The Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction

Author: Patrick Carnes PhD.
Sex is at the core of our identities. And when it becomes a compulsion, it can unravel our lives. Out of the Shadows is the premier work on this disorder, written by a pioneer in its treatment. Revised and updated to include the latest research–and to address the exploding phenomenon of cybersex addiction–this third edition identifies the danger signs, explains the dynamics, and describes the consequences of sexual addiction and dependency. With practical wisdom and spiritual clarity, it points the way out of the shadows of sexual compulsion and back into the light and fullness of life.
Out of The Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction

Don’t Call it Love: Recovery From Sexual Addiction

Author: Patrick Carnes PhD.

For The S/A and Partner – Every day they face the possibility of destruction, risking their families, fiances, jobs, dignity, and health. They come from all walks of life: ministers, physicians, therapists, politicians, executives, blue-collar workers. Most were abused as children–sexually, physically or emotionally–and saw addictive behavior in their early lives. Most grapple with other addictions as well, but their fiercest battle is with the most astounding prevalent “secret” disorder in America: sexual addiction. Here is a ground-breaking work by the nation’s leading professional expert on sexual addiction, based on the candid testimony of more than one thousand recovering sexual addicts in the first major scientific study of the disorder. This essential volume includes not only the revealing findings of Dr. Carne’s research with recovering addicts but also advice from the addicts and co-addicts themselves as they work to overcome their compulsive behavior. Positive, hopeful, and practical, Don’t Call It Love is a landmark book that helps us better understand all addictions, their causes, and the difficult path to recovery.

Don’t Call it Love: Recovery From Sexual Addiction

Facing Heartbreak

Author: Stephanie Carnes PhD.

For The Partner (Workbook) – When you discover that the person you loved and trusted most in the world is hiding a secret life as a sex addict, the result can be devastating. Facing that heartbreak is what this book is all about. The healing process will take time regardless of whether you decide to stay in the relationship or leave. Facing Heartbreak weaves real life stories with practical therapeutic advice and specific tasks that gently educate, empower, and guide the partner of the sex addict through a process of recovery.

Facing The Shadow 3rd Edition

Author: Patrick Carnes, PhD.

For The S/A (Workbook) – For all addicts, a moment comes when they realize they have a problem. There is sudden clarity—the insight that life has become unmanageable. That moment, however, is fragile. It is easily lost to craving and denial. People struggling with sex addiction find the old refrains creeping back into their thinking: “My situation is different;” “This will all blow over;“ “People are over-reacting to my behavior;” “This is hopeless” or “I’m just too perverted to change.”

Facing The Shadow 3rd Edition Author: Patrick Carnes, PhD.

Recovery Zone Volume 2

Author: Patrick Carnes, PhD.

For The S/A (Workbook) – The process of therapy and treatment means stepping into an unfamiliar, new world with very different perspectives, processes and even its own language at ties. The goal of this extraordinary world is to repair, restructure, and build the internal structures to cope with losses, trauma, dysfunction, toxic stress, and addiction. The first of the Recovery Zone series focuses on the often painful and difficult internal tasks for that transition. This first book in the series by Patrick Carnes is already regarded as a classic and has been a durable best seller for the past decade.

Recovery Zone Volume 2