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Archives for November, 2017

Children

Vision Part 1: Let Your Vision Be Big

“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakens.” - Carl Jung
Linda: Many people think that they are better off if they keep their expectations low. They believe...
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Children

We Are So Different Part 2


Learning from the differences.
Charlie: In this process we came to see that it was our wounds themselves that were to become the source of much of the growth and healing that Linda and I would experience together. These wounds included emotional injuries from our early original families as well as the many painful wounds that we inflicted upon each other during the years that we were groping blindly towards some means of trying to keep our...
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General

Sexual Infidelity vs. Sexual Addiction

Infidelity vs Addiction: What’s the Difference?

After nearly three decades spent treating cheaters, sex addicts, and their betrayed partners, and writing multiple books on sex addiction, infidelity, and digital-era intimate connections, I seem to now be regarded as something of an expert. As such, I receive online inquiries about these issues daily. Often, a betrayed partner has just learned about his or her partner’s cheating, and wants to know if he or she is dealing with infidelity...
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General

So, Your Partner is Hooked on Porn?

A few months ago, I posted a blog on another site about what it’s like to be a sex/porn addict. Some of the feedback I got was from women who were angry that I’d displayed empathy for sex/porn addicts (betrayers) while ignoring the pain experienced by them, the cheated-on, painfully betrayed partners. For purposes of that blog, those comments were on target; I was focused on addicts, not their betrayed partners. In real life and...
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Mental Health

30 Journal Prompts to Cultivate a Grateful Heart

November is upon us and with it comes the official season of gratitude in the United States.

Gratitude can have a significant positive influence on our physical and mental health, but like other healthy habits, even though we know it’s good for us, we often struggle to practice it consistently.
Why is gratitude so hard to practice?
Let’s face it, it’s easier to focus on what we don’t have, our imperfections,...
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