Archive | April, 2017

Alexithymia: Emotional Disconnect Challenges Marriages

Communication problems with a spouse or partner often lead to problems. Now, a new study discovers that some couples are unable to share or even understand their own emotions, a condition that can lead to additional stress. This condition of having difficulty sharing and understanding emotional issues is a personality trait called alexithymia. Advertisements

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Do You Have Alexithymia?

Every day I hear from folks who have just realized that they grew up with Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN). Often they say, “Finally I understand what’s wrong with me!” Many describe a huge weight lifted from their shoulders.

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Addicted to Approval?: Reclaim Your Self-Esteem

The past few years have been full of hard but necessary lessons that I needed to learn about my relationships with others—their limits, boundaries, what healthy relationships are and are not. I realized that the foundation for some of my relationships (the unhealthy ones) was my need for attention and approval. This, of course, was futile, […]

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Sex Addiction and the Concept of Healthy Sexuality

The opposite of sex addiction is not “healthy” sex. It is a common misconception that what’s wrong with sex addicts is that they have “unhealthy” sexual habits and that sex addiction treatment replaces these with “healthy” sexual behaviors.

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Lovers or Sex Buddies?

Many sex addicts don’t know how to date. They crave a normal relationship but do not have a realistic picture of what a good relationship might look like – or how to get there. By the same token, they may think they are dating you when what they are actually doing is using their time […]

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