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Sex Addiction Recovery: Gratitude for the Growing McKinney Recovery Community

When I began my private practice in 2009 I was excited to be the first Certified Sex Addiction Therapist to serve the McKinney area. However, I quickly realized the difficulties my clients faced in maintaining and sustaining sobriety in a … Continue reading

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Surviving Betrayal: Loving Feelings

Loving him at a time like this feels so wrong. So weak. So self-destructive. Surely a strong, confident woman could walk out without regret. But sometimes, even in our pain, we feel the love. And that is okay. That doesn’t … Continue reading

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Sex Addiction Recovery: Understanding Discovery

“Discovery” is a term that has come to mean the event or period of time in which a sex addiction is discovered by a partner or spouse. Partners of sex addicts describe discovery as an intensely traumatic experience that hits … Continue reading

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Sex Addiction Recovery: Control Your Trustworthiness

  You have no control over your partner’s level of trust — you only have control over your own trustworthiness.   Dr Janice Caudill is the founder and Clinical Director of McKinney Counseling & Recovery. MCR offers individual, couples, group therapy and … Continue reading

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Starved for Love: Intimacy Deprivation in Sex and Porn Addiction

One of the least discussed but most painful experiences for partners of sex or porn addicts is the deep level of intimacy deprivation that many endure both before, during, and after their spouse’s recovery. The love-starved often come to exist … Continue reading

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Partner Trauma Training Moves to Webinar Format

The Association for Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS) will conduct their first webinar training across 4 successive Fridays beginning March 6, 2015. APSATS, a nonprofit organization, promotes the use of the Multidimensional Partner Trauma Model for helping partners … Continue reading

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Surviving Betrayal: Surrender Your Loss

   When we first learn that we’ve been betrayed by someone we love and trust, that event takes on such magnitude that it leaves room for lit­tle else in our hearts. It becomes the sun around which everything in our … Continue reading

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Surviving Betrayal: Willingness

Are you willing to change? Are you willing to ask for help? Are you willing to do things differently just because other women tell you that doing things differently helped them heal, gave them their lives back? Are you willing … Continue reading

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Partners of Sex Addicts: Why Do I Have to Recover If It Is His Addiction?

Why do I have to recover if it’s his addiction? This is a question I hear frequently from the partners of sex addicts I counsel. Once the shock of discovering a husband’s sex or porn addiction begins to wane, the … Continue reading

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Partners of Sex Addicts & Infidelity Survivors: Are You Stuck in a Victim Stance?

The legacy of any trauma is a sense of victimhood. Whether from a car wreck, or a physical assault, or an unfaithful spouse or other betrayal that wasn’t discovered until long after the time of occurrence, in the moment of … Continue reading

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