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Books for Partners of Sex Addicts

Several great books have been written for partners of sex addicts. Preview them here:


Mending A Shattered Heart: A Guide for Partners of Sex Addicts

Mending A Shattered Heart: A Guide for Partners of Sex Addicts

By Stefanie Carnes, Ph.D.

Where do I go from here? You are not alone. Thousands of unsuspecting people wake up every day to discover their loved one, the one person that they are supposed to trust completely, has been living a life of lies and deceit because they suffer from a disease – a disease called sex addiction. Stefanie Carnes brings together several authors to guide the reader through an assortment of topics like, How Do I Handle This? and, What Do I Tell the Kids?

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Don’t Call It Love: Recovery from Sexual Addiction

Don’t Call It Love: Recovery from Sexual Addiction

By Patrick Carnes, Ph.D.

Based on research involving over 1,000 recovering sex addicts and coaddicts, this comprehensive work outlines the stages of sexual recovery and presents advice from the sex addicts and coaddicts themselves as they work to overcome their sexually compulsive behavior. Recommended both for counselors and for recovering sex addicts.

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Sex, Lies & Forgiveness: Couples Speak on Healing from Sex Addiction

Sex, Lies & Forgiveness: Couples Speak on Healing from Sex Addiction

By Jennifer Schneider, M.D. and Burt Schneider

First hand information and healing words from couples dealing with the challenges of sex addiction recovery.

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Back From Betrayal: Recovering from His Affairs

Back From Betrayal: Recovering from His Affairs

By Jennifer Schneider, M.D. and Burt Schneider

Dr. Schneider’s pioneering work is the first written for women whose husbands keep getting involved in serial affairs. Based on interviews and her own experience, she addresses the anguish and helplessness which codependents feel daily. In clear, compassionate, and informed writing she describes the nature of sexual coaddiction, helps coaddicts understand their own disease and their denial and isolation and outlines a path to sexual recovery.

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Healing the Shame That Binds You by John Bradshaw

Healing the Shame That Binds You

By John Bradshaw

John Bradshaw has many talents. One of them is synthesizing complex issues so the average person can make progress. Since shame is a core issue for recovering people, this book has been a marvelous resource for feeling better.

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Confronting Your Spouse’s Pornography Problem

Confronting Your Spouse’s Pornography Problem

By Rory C. Reid & Dan Gray

Addressing the modern issue of addiction to Internet pornography, this evaluation guides spouses struggling to find ways to confront this problem in their married lives. Calling on years of counseling experience and clinical study, the authors cover the most concerning issues of this sexual addiction, from understanding the importance of disclosure to reestablishing trust for the success of a long-term marriage. Containing valuable information gathered from experience, research, and the testimony of clients struggling to overcome these sexual addictions, this guide helps couples confront and overcome the hurdles of related activities such as illicit chat rooms, cybersex, and predatory behavior towards minors.

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