Mending a Shattered Heart: A Guide for Partners of Sex Addicts

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2011-10-04
  • Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist
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Experts now know that discovering a loved one's sex addiction is a traumatic event, requiring specialized guidance. This second edition of Mending a Shattered Heartreframes the therapeutic discussion around how to decide to stay with or leave a sex addict and how to address common questions that partners have. Stefanie Carnes, PhD, has led numerous research projects on addiction and authored many publications, including her nationally renowned book Mending a Shattered Heart: A Guide for Partners of Sex Addicts. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist, an AAMFT clinical member, and approved supervisor. She is also certified through IITAP (International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals) as a sex addiction therapist and supervisor.

Author Biography

Stefanie Carnes, PhD, CSAT-S, is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Her area of expertise includes working with patients and families struggling with multiple addictions such as sex addiction, eating disorders and chemical dependency. Dr. Carnes is also a certified sex addiction therapist and supervisor, specializing in therapy for couples.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
For All Partners of Sex Addicts
What Is Sex Addiction?p. 7
I Need to Know Everything that Happened... Or Do I?p. 25
Is This Going to Get Better?p. 41
Should I Stay or Should I Go?p. 63
How Do I Set Boundaries and Keep Myself Safe?p. 79
What about Me and My Sexuality?p. 93
What Can the Twelve Steps Do for Me?p. 113
How Can I Begin to Take Care of Myself?p. 131
Specific Situations
What Should I Tell the Kids? (For families with children)p. 149
What Does It Mean if My Partner Has Shown an Interest in Minors? (Specifically for partners of addicts with an interest in minors)p. 165
How Does Sex Addiction and Infidelity Affect Gay Couples? (For partners in same-sex relationships)p. 183
Straight Guise: Is My Partner Gay? (For partners of male addicts with an interest in other men)p. 207
I Have Decided to Go What Do I Need to Know?p. 277
Can We Make It as a Couple? A Couple Talks about Long-Term Recoveryp. 241
The Twelve Steps of Sex Addicts Anonymousp. 257
Resource Guidep. 259
Recommended Readingp. 261
Notesp. 269
About the Authorsp. 275
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