Do you think you may be suffering from a sex addiction or a love addiction?  This may also be called an Intimacy Disorder. Are you looking for a way to quit watching porn? Are you looking for a GLBT-friendly therapist? Are you traumatized by the infidelity of your partner/spouse? True Self Transitions is happy to share these valuable resources to individuals who are struggling with these issues. Of course, we encourage you to contact us for a private conversation about your concerns and needs. We also invite you to visit our services page. Here are some publications on the subject of Sex/Love Addiction. Please note that this is not meant to be an exhaustive list of books on the subject of sex and love addiction or surviving infidelity.
  • Adams, Kenneth, Ph.D.:  When He's Married to MOM, 2007.
  • Carnes, Patrick, Ph.D.: Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction, 3rd ed., 2001.
  • Carnes, Patrick, Ph.D.: Don't Call It Love, Recovery from Sexual Addiction, 1991.
  • Carnes, Patrick, Ph.D.: The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Free from Exploitive Relationships, 1998.
  • Carnes, Patrick, Ph.D., Delmonico, David L., Ph.D., & Griffin, Elizabeth, M.A.: In the Shadows of the Net, 2001.
  • Carnes, Patrick, Ph.D., Facing the Shadow, Starting Sexual and Relationship Recovery (workbook), 3rd edition, 2015.
  • Carnes, Patrick, Ph.D., Recovery Zone volume 1; Making Changes that Last: The Internal Tasks, 2012.
  • For Partners:  Carnes, Stephanie, Ph.D., Lee, Mari A., LMFT, & Rodriguez, Anthony, LCSW: Facing Heartbreak, Steps to Recovery for Partners of Sex Addicts, 2012
  • For Partners:  Friends in Recovery: The 12 Steps: A Way Out, A Spiritual Process for Healing, 1995.
  • Mellody, Pia: Facing Codependence, 1989.
  • Mellody, Pia: Breaking Free (companion workbook to Facing Codependence)
  • Mellody, Pia: Facing Love Addiction, 2003.
  • Beattie, Melody: Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself, 1989.
  • Evans, Patricia: The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to Recognize It and How to Respond, 1996.
  • Kasl, Charlotte, PH.D.: Women, Sex, and Addiction, 1989.
  • Weiss, Robert, MSW, CAS: Cruise Control: Understanding Sex Addiction in Gay Men, 2005.
  • Tidwell-Palmer, Vicki, LCSW, CSAT:  Moving Beyond Betrayal, The 5-Step Boundary Solution for Partners of Sex Addicts, 2016.
In addition, offers numerous resources for those with love/sex addiction and their partners.
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Adult Children of Alcoholics
310-534-1815 |

Co-Dependents of Sex Addicts (COSA)
612-537-6904 |

Houston-area Sex Addicts Anonymous

International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) |

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) |

Recovering Couples Anonymous
314-830-2600 |

Recovery Zone

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous
781-255-8825 |

Sex Addicts Anonymous
713-869-4902 |

Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH)
770-989-9765 |