Don't call it love: recovery from sexual addiction

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Bantam Books, Mar 1, 1991 - Psychology - 439 pages
"Dr. Patrick Carnes is a creative, pioneering, and courageous human being. His books are changing the lives of thousands!""I lost three marriages, all because of affairs." "I became suicidal because of multiple intense involvements.""I spent money on sex when I needed it for children's clothes.""I lost promotion opportunities and a special scholarship because my co-workers found out about my sex life."Every day they face the possibility of destruction, risking their families, fiances, jobs, dignity, and health. They come from all walks of life: ministers, physicians, therapists, politicians, executives, blue-collar workers. Most were abused as children--sexually, physically or emotionally--and saw addictive behavior in their early lives. Most grapple with other addictions as well, but their fiercest battle is with the most astounding prevalent "secret" disorder in America: sexual addiction. Here is a ground-breaking work by the nation's leading professional expert on sexual addiction, based on the candid testimony of more than one thousand recovering sexual addicts in the first major scientific study of the disorder. This essential volume includes not only the revealing findings of Dr. Carne's research with recovering addicts but also advice from the addicts and co-addicts themselves as they work to overcome their compulsive behavior. Positive, hopeful, and practical, Don't Call It Love is a landmark book that helps us better understand all addictions, their causes, and the difficult path to recovery.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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User Review  - Jim - Christianbook.com

Excellent book on the subject of sex addiction and sexual compulsive behaviors.I have read everything I could find on this subject and this is the one I found most helpful personally. Carnes is the ... Read full review

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User Review  - peonygoat - LibraryThing

A very good overview of sex addiction and what to do about recovering from it. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
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Anatomy of an Addiction
7
Transformation of an Illness
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This clear,  helpful, well-organized guide... points the way  toward healing twisted relationships and reclaiming  healthy sexuality."--Publishers  Weekly


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