You're an Addict, Too

Picture this: someone walks up to you today and, quite matter-of-factly, informs you, “You’re an addict.”How would you react? You might recoil and bristle in indignation. You might wonder at the sanity of this person, and not without reason either. Why, you hardly drink at all ...

Jan 20

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction, Gambling Addiction, Love addiction

Written By:
Maryann Wei

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Why Do Mistresses Exist?

Image Credits: pixabay.com (CC0 Public Domain)As much as people despise the "other woman" or the "other man", they are there for a reason. History suggests that powerful men tend to gather great numbers of women and as we all know, history can repeat itself. Modern times ...

Nov 6

Categories: Ending a relationship issues, Infidelity, Love addiction

Written By:
Miss Psychobabble

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Sadness After Sex

I surmise that countless people experience sadness after sex. Psychologists call this psychological phenomenon "postcoital tristresse." It's a feeling of unfulfillment in the sexual act, especially when something deeper or permanent is desired or hungered for in the physical ...

Aug 1

Categories: Love addiction, Relationships & Marriage, Sexual Problems / Sex ...

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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The Psychology of A "Love Mechanic"

Kevin is a "love mechanic." He had picked up over 50 women so far and had sex with almost all of them. His expertise is wooing women, sweet-talking, and touching to "be close." He talks about his feelings too and makes an effort to listen. Mechanically, he can show he loves or ...

Dec 27

Categories: Love addiction, Relationships & Marriage, Sexual Problems / Sex ...

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Are You Loving From A Full Or Empty Bucket?

This week, I received a heartbreaking message from a divorced, 32-year-old Middle Eastern woman I'd call Riza. She is currently remarried after a time of promiscuity from the first divorce and left everything to be with her second husband in a foreign country.After just less than a year of ...

May 10

Categories: Divorce / Divorce Adjustment, Love addiction, Self-Esteem

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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What is normal Sex?

The number one question people have about sex is “Am I normal?” The second most common question asked is “Is my partner normal?”It is never helpful to frame sex in terms or normal or not normal as if there was so universal standard or universal truth.  The is a wide ...

Jan 13

Categories: Adult psychological development, Coping with Medical Problems, Couple ...

Written By:
Tammy M. Fontana, MS NCC CTRT Sex Therapist USA

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Emotional Affairs, Emotional Cheating

Emotional Affairs are an issue that we see more and more. What is an emotional affair? It can be described as intense romantic feelings directed toward a person outside your primary relationship. In other words, having an emotional affair is falling in love with the potential or fantasy ...

Oct 24

Categories: Couple Counseling, Divorce / Divorce Adjustment, Ending a ...

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Demystifying the process of change in Counselling- How you get better

Counselling seems to be a pretty mysterious process for most people.  Unless things are REALLY bad, most people don’t think about counselling or think it’s too expensive or are just not sure how it works. Usually counselling is a last resort rather than a first stop for getting ...

Aug 25

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Addictions, Adjusting to Change / Life ...

Written By:
Tammy M. Fontana, MS NCC CTRT Sex Therapist USA

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Family Therapy in Addictions Work

I would like to offer my observations and recommendations based on my work in Singapore between 2005 and 2011 in the field of addictions. To summarize:   I just finished reading a superb article by Timothy Sim on family therapy in Singapore1. He captures it all. It brought me back to many ...

Jan 10

Categories: Addictions, Compulsive Spending / Shopping, Drug Addiction, Eating ...

Written By:
Marjorie Nixon LCSW

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