Out Of The Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addictions
  • Out Of The Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addictions
  • Out Of The Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addictions
  • Out Of The Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addictions
ISBN: 1568386214
EAN13: 9781568386218
Language: English
Release Date: May 23, 2001
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 0.63" H x 8.27" L x 5.35" W
Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

With the revised information and up-to-date research, Out of the Shadows is the premier work on sex addiction, written by a pioneer in its treatment.

Sex is at the core of our identities. And when it becomes a compulsion, it can unravel our lives.Out of the Shadows is the premier work on this disorder, written by a pioneer in its treatment. Revised and updated to include the latest research--and to address the exploding phenomenon of cybersex addiction--this third edition identifies the danger signs, explains the dynamics, and describes the consequences of sexual addiction and dependency. With practical wisdom and spiritual clarity, it points the way out of the shadows of sexual compulsion and back into the light and fullness of life.

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   Great first step to understand sexual addiction
This book is a great first reading for understanding sexual addiction, including the basic belief principles and cycle of addicts. The part that really appealed to me was the way the 12 steps relate to change and the beliefs. The least helpful to me was the discussion of co-addiction, and the lack of coverage of the spouse or family member who is not a co-addict, but who is nonetheless affected and devastated.
I purchased this book because I have been married to two husbands who were sex addicts and I was curious why we could never share intimacy. Although I knew something was off, I just couldn't put my finger on it. Thanks to Amazon, I'm very grateful that this book was available. It has opened my mind up to the why's, when's and how to over come the shame and guilt I feel as a spouse. I'm currently separated from my second husband and raising my 11 year old son as a single parent. This book will help me to help him navigate through his growing pains and to learn how to go through the pains of life without sex substituting for real love, Raymond said. Thanks again for writing such a powerful book.
   Begin To Understand
This book is essential reading for anyone who is struggling with sex addiction. It provides wisdom and insight that helps to unravel the mystery and reduce the shame around compulsive sexual behavior. The book is sometimes criticized for suggesting that 12-step programs be a part of the addict's regular recovery. While this may be an issue for some people, I strongly suggest that you not let it deter you from buying the book. The suggestions are merely suggestions, and shouldn't be interpreted as being absolutely essential for one's recovery, Dr. Goin said. Whether or not you agree with everything that is suggested, this book will still teach you a great deal about the nature of sexual addiction, and open the door for you to make the changes necessary to rid yourself of this, compulsive behavior and improve your relationships with friends, family, and yourself.
   Good book for any addict
I enjoyed the book, and feel the author knows a lot about sexual addiction. As a level one adict, I could never see myself getting to level 2 or 3. I am glad it made me feel more no. 8,007,007. Now I just need to get into a 12 step program.
   Real Eye Opener for this Therapist
I have dealt with sexual abuse and children for most of my 35 years in the industry. I did not work with people who were perps. Then this became personal when I found out that someone in my family had been diagnosed as a sex addict and I needed to learn more about the subject. If you are involved with an addict, this is an essential book for you. I do not recommend the kindle version since it is nigh-on-impossible to read the charts. It may make you squirm as you see yourself or loved ones. But don't turn away, this is a necessary read if the problem exists in your world.
If you even suspect that you have any sort of issue with sex and love addiction or even just can't figure out why your relationships don't turn out well, this is a must-buy. There is a lot of hope in self-discovery and knowledge, he said.
   It was good.
Very informative, probably more than I needed to read, but I wanted to know clearly how a person becomes sober. It was good, Bruno told the judge.
   A valuable resource for those affected.
Highly recommend this book, not only for the addict, but also for the spouse as well. A great place to start the healing process, he said.
   Profound and possibly life-changing
I rarely write reviews, but this one has affected me so much that I felt compelled to write one. The book is full of profound truths about sexual addictions. For me, these are relatively mild compared to others -- early exposure to pornography and thoughts about sex so frequent that they disrupt my normal life and cause conflict in relationships, Raymond said. I mention this because I was initially hesitant to buy the book, not thinking of my problems as falling into the category of a sex addiction. I was wrong. There is a full spectrum of sexual addictions from mild to severe, ranging from the outright criminal and tragic to the mildly embarrassing. They share many causes, symptoms, and treatments, and this book helped me understand sexual addiction and my own situation like no other so far. I still have 15% of the book remaining, but I have little doubt that it will forever change my life by inducing several paradigm shifts and changes in the underlying beliefs about men, women, sex, childhood abuse, etc. Highly recommend.
   A wonderful read
The book is full of insights that are like a soothing salve on an open wound that would never heal. Dr. Carnes has a way of taking you from delusion to reality in a very warm and tender way. He has been a guide to me out of the shadows of isolation and shame to the light of what had perplexed me my whole life. This book is a must read for anyone with compulsive sexual behavior.