Silently Seduced

Author: Kenneth Adams
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
ISBN: 0757315879
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When a parent singles out a child for special privileges and attention, that child is often unaware that the relationship is unhealthyeven incestuous. As adults, these children struggle to feel validated, because while they have not been directly abused, they feel a sense of violation and crossed boundariesusually done in the name of 'love' and 'caring.' The parent's love feels more confining than freeing, more demanding than giving, more intrusive than nurturing. Yet these children suffer from what psychologist Kenneth Adams calls The Silent Seductionbecause there is nothing loving or caring about a close parent-child relationship that services the needs of the parent rather than the child.

When He s Married to Mom

Author: Kenneth M. Adams
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416539360
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When a Woman Is in an Emotional Tug-of-War for Her Man's Heart Why can't he commit? Many women find themselves asking this question when in love with a man who won't get married, won't stop womanizing, or refuses to give up his sex addictions. Often this kind of man is bound by an unhealthy attachment to his mother. This phenomenon is called "mother-son enmeshment." In When He's Married to Mom, clinical psychologist and renowned intimacy expert Dr. Kenneth M. Adams goes beyond the stereotypes of momma's boys and meddling mothers to explain how mother-son enmeshment affects everyone: the mother, the son, and the woman who loves him. In his twenty-five years of practice, Dr. Adams has successfully treated hundreds of enmeshed men and shares their stories in this informative guide. He provides proven methods to make things better, including: -- Guidelines to help women create fulfilling relationships with mother-enmeshed men -- Tools to help mother-enmeshed men have healthy and successful dating experiences leading to serious relationships and marriage -- Strategies to help parents avoid enmeshing their children When He's Married to Mom provides practical and compassionate advice to the women who are involved with mother-enmeshed men, to the mothers who wish to set them free, and to the men themselves.

The Emotional Incest Syndrome

Author: Dr. Patricia Love
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307799182
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From Dr. Patricia Love, a ground-breaking work that identifies, explores and treats the harmful effects that emotionally and psychologically invasive parents have on their children, and provides a program for overcoming the chronic problems that can result. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Sexual Anorexia

Author: Patrick J Carnes
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1592857647
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A first-time examination of sexual anorexia, an extreme fear of sexual intimacy and obsessive avoidance of sex, by the acknowledged leader in the treatment of compulsive sexual behavior and recovery. A first-time examination of sexual anorexia, an extreme fear of sexual intimacy and obsessive avoidance of sex, by the acknowledged leader in the treatment of compulsive sexual behavior and recovery.Author Dr. Patrick Carnes begins by defining sexual anorexia and demonstrating how it and its parallel disorder, sexual addiction and compulsivity, often arise from a background of childhood sexual trauma, neglect, and other forms of abuse, Carnes explores the numerous dimensions of sexual health, examining key issues which must be addressed and resolved for recovery to proceed. Utilizing extensive research and elucidating case studies, Carnes develops concrete tasks and plans for restoring nurturing and sensuality, building fulfilling relationships, exploring intimacy, and creating healthy sexuality. Woven throughout the book are stories of recovery which illustrate sexual healing principles, model new behavior, and support motivation for change. Sexual Anorexia enables those suffering from this disorder to recognize that sex need not be a furtive enemy to be fought and defeated but, instead, a deeply sensual, passionate, fulfilling, and spiritual experience that all human beings are innately entitled to.

Splitting Up

Author: Alvin Pam
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572303676
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From the characterological struggle that leads to the breakup through the difficult adjustments that come after the marriage is over, this volume examines the emotional process of divorce. Illustrated throughout with evocative case examples, this book explores why marriages fail, the feelings and reactions of both the rejecting and the rejected partners, the psychodynamics of jealousy, the possibility of reconciliation, and the impact of divorce on children.

The Invisible Presence

Author: Michael Gurian
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834822467
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Whether he’s conscious of it or not, a man’s mother is the model for just about every relationship with a woman he has for the rest of his life. Sometimes it’s obvious (just ask his wife or girlfriend), sometimes it’s more subtle, but when you see it, it becomes crystal clear. For fifteen years, this book has helped men understand their mothers’ pervasive influence over the way they relate to women—both the positive and negative aspects of it. But more than that, it has helped thousands of men break free of old relationship patterns. Gurian gives men a wealth of practical exercises and meditations they can use to recognize their mothers’ influence in relationships, and to establish a healthy and rewarding new basis for relationships that will benefit themselves and the women in their lives as well. This new edition of the book formerly titled Mothers, Sons, and Lovers includes a new preface and study questions by the author.

Facing Heartbreak

Author: Stefanie Carnes
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780983271338
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The first workbook to help partners of sex addicts cope with discovering their loved one has compulsive sexual behaviors.

The Good Marriage

Author: Judith S. Wallerstein
Publisher:
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Incorporating the experiences of fifty couples who consider themselves happily married, the author distinguishes four types of marriage, identifies their natural stages, and details nine psychological tasks essential to a good marriage. By the authors of Second Chances. Tour.

Clinical Management of Sex Addiction

Author: Patrick Carnes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135450617
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This is the first comprehensive volume of the clinical management of sex addiction. Collecting the work of 28 leaders in this emerging field, the editors provide a long-needed primary text about how to approach treatment with these challenging patients. The book serves as an excellent introduction for professionals new to the field as well as serving as a useful reference tool. The contributors are literally the pioneers of one of the last frontiers of addiction medicine and sex therapy. With a growing awareness of sex addiction as a problem, plus the advent of cybersex compulsion, professional clinicians are being confronted with sexual compulsion with little clinical or academic preparation. This is the first book distilling the experience of the leaders in this emerging field. With a focus on special populations, it also becomes a handy problem-solving tool. Readable, concise, and filled with useful interventions, it is a key text for a problem clinicians must be able to identify. It is destined to be a classic reference.

Emotional Incest in Group Psychotherapy

Author: Robert S. Pepper
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144224402X
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Altering the frame of group treatment always has consequences. Blurring the boundary of what constitutes therapy can produce iatrogenic treatment reactions among vulnerable group members. How members know each other, what they know about each other, and what they know about the leader have a profound impact on the course and outcome of treatment.