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Working with Partners of Sex Addicts: An Interview with Dr. Barbara Steffens

My friend and colleague, Dr. Barbara Steffens, has specialized in the treatment and coaching of sex addicts and the betrayed partners of sex addicts since 1999. During that time, she has conducted groundbreaking research on the trauma that betrayed partners experience, and she has written an excellent (and highly recommended) book on the topic, Your Sexually Addicted Spouse: How Partners Can Cope and Heal. Dr. Steffens is also a founding member and current President of APSATS: The Association of Partners and...
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3 Reasons Why Your Appearance Doesn’t Matter

For the last few decades we have heard that the *media* have given us the wrong idea about ourselves.

We should not compare our looks to Brooke Sheilds or America's Top Model. But here we still are. The goal is to sell, sell, sell.  Make-up is Queen.

#metoo, while the most important social movement of this era, has still not gone so far as to say, don't focus on your looks.  Focus...
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13 Things Never To Say To Trauma Survivors

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Do you or someone you know struggle with memories, flashbacks, depressed mood, anxiousness, fear, regret, guilt, or other negative emotions stemming from a history of trauma? If so, this article is for you. As I have stated multiple times in previous articles on trauma, most people not only struggle with understanding what trauma is and how to treat it, but also how to relate to those struggling...
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9 Reasons Trauma Is So Hard To Understand

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What comes to your mind when you hear the term trauma? Do you think of physical or psychological trauma? Do you have preconceived notions about how trauma may affect human development? Sadly, many people struggle to understand the emotional, psychological, and/or physical toll trauma can have on overall health. Trauma is not well understood by society which leads to miscommunication, misunderstandings, and sometimes...
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Trauma Of Domestic Violence: 7 Ways It Alters Your Life

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Do you know someone who is (or have you been) the victim of domestic violence in some form (, as a child, a parent, a spouse, etc)? Do you remember what happened during the abuse? Domestic violence is more prevalent than most people believe. In fact, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reports that about 20 people, per minute,  are being physically abused in...
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