Individuals often seek out intimacy disorder treatment after experiencing sex addiction or being the victim of sexual abuse such as overt or covert incest. There is no doubt that sexual abuse involving physical contact can have extremely harmful effects on a child or adult; but what about when there is no physical contact?
You love him. You hate him. He’s warm and kind and then out of nowhere, he’s violent and terrifying. Figuring out how to help an alcoholic husband, especially when he is also prone to losing his temper, can be very difficult and dangerous.
Posted on August 14, 2017 in Relationships
There’s nothing like a vacation to rekindle a romance. If you haven’t experienced this magical effect firsthand, a recent survey by the U.S. Travel Association on travel and relationships leaves no doubt. According to the organization, 79% of couples said traveling together had strengthened their relationship while 63% said traveling helps couples stay together longer.
Posted on January 31, 2017 in Relationships
When you feel deeply connected to someone, it can be difficult to recognize exactly what is a codependent relationship. Know the warning signs and what to watch for so you don’t get trapped in such a damaging and unhealthy relationship.
Posted on December 25, 2016 in Relationships
Compassion is an important part of human relationships. We have all experienced people in our lives that need help. Many of us are built with an ingrained sense of compassion and are inclined to strive to help others meet their needs when they are down. We selflessly perform acts of kindness because we want to help alleviate the suffering that the other person is going through. This is normal and healthy; however, some individuals cross over the line of being supportive into that of codependency.
Posted on August 15, 2016 in Relationships
There are several types of people who cheat. When it comes to the spider woman, infidelity is a dangerous game. She is no innocent cheater who falls into an affair by accident. She doesn’t unintentionally develop an emotional bond to a coworker that goes too far or reconnect with an ex and discover old feelings. The spider woman is intentional. She wants revenge and she wants to hurt someone. Watch out for this kind of cheater and stay out of her web.