Love, Sex & Intimacy in Recovery from alcoholism or addiction. Sex in recovery can be the trickiest problem of all. So true for heterosexuals, gays and lesbians. Why? Because there’s so much room for things to go wrong. And feelings get so distorted when they do. Take sexual dysfunction. After cleaning up from chemicals, many …∞
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Spirituality means that we know we are more than just the physical self. We have an energy or spirit attached to us. In some religious circles our spirit is referred to as the soul and is immortal and that the spirit was created by some divine maker or creator. On the other hand, spirituality to …∞
The Dating Game at 60+ People in recovery from alcoholism, addiction, co-dependency and compulsive gambling often find themselves alone again. But, there is no need to be lonesome whether heterosexual, gay, lesbian – male or female. This article from PsychCentral tells the story of an elderly women who found love again and gives some pointers. …∞
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Recover your sexual self-esteem Recovering alcoholics, addicts and co-dependents often suffer generally low self-esteem that the 12 Step program can help rectify. As sexuality is one of the basic elements of being human improving sexual self-esteem can improve sobriety. Here are a few ideas that will help raise awareness of sexual self-esteem. When you look …∞
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“I need somebody to love,” sang the Beatles, and they got it right. Love and health are intertwined in surprising ways. Humans are wired for connection, and when we cultivate good relationships, the rewards are immense. But we’re not necessarily talking about spine-tingling romance. “People who fall in love say it feels wonderful and agonizing …∞
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The Four Absolutes As used by the Oxford Group and early Alcoholics Anonymous before the Twelve Steps were written # – Absolute Honesty Both with ourselves and with others, in word, deed, and thought. # – Absolute Unselfishness To be willing, wherever possible, to help others who need our help. # – Absolute Love You …∞
How to recognize the signs of addiction to sex Addiction to sexual activities can be just as destructive as addiction to chemical substances. Sex addicts may jeopardize their marriage and family relationships, allow their job performance to deteriorate, and endanger themselves and their partner through multiple sexual exposures. Even though they realize the consequences, they …∞
Women in recovery from alcoholism, addiction and co-dependency often may need new skills in the bedroom. These 5 tips may help. Want to give your man a thrilling experience like never before? Here are 5 really simple ways to make your lovemaking hotter, steamier and more passionate, starting tonight! This is a sampler the full …∞
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In recovery from alcoholism, addiction or codependency sensuality and sexuality are just as important and necessary as other times in life.
Is It Love or Is It Addiction? A recovery book. Real love is not addiction, nor is addiction love. But for many, these two experiences come together, resulting in tremendous pain and suffering. Through two previous editions, Is It Love or Is It Addiction? has helped countless people find their way from the trials and …∞