For decades, clinicians working with couples whose relationships have been damaged by infidelity – everything from porn use to affairs to full-on sexual addiction – have struggled with the process of creating a truthful baseline from which the couple can heal. The unfaithful party wants to keep some things secret because telling the full truth will hurt the betrayed partner and possibly end the relationship. The betrayed partner wants the entire truth because without that, the process of rebuilding trust can’t fully begin and the relationship can’t reach its full potential.
Dr. Stefanie Carnes is Quoted in Salon – “One of the things WHO did in their description of the criteria is say specifically, ‘You can’t make the diagnosis of the compulsive disorder just due to shame or moralistic thoughts and feelings.’”
Dr. Stefanie Carnes is Quoted on Yahoo Lifestyle – “Compulsive sexual behavior is now classified as an impulse control disorder but there’s emerging evidence that it’s a behavioral addiction.”
Dr. Stefanie Carnes is Quoted on AddictionPro.com – “A roadmap to healing for the sex addict’s partner”
Dr. Stefanie Carnes Publishes a Post on PsychCentral.com “The Question Sex Addiction Critics Don’t Want You to Ask…”
Dr. Stefanie Carnes Co-Authors a Blog with Dr. Sue Johnson: “Losing Your Loved One to Porn and What You Can Do About It”