It's Not about the Sex: Moving from Isolation to Intimacy After Sexual Addiction (Paperback)
Ending compulsive sexual behavior is just the beginning.
Drawing on personal and professional experience, psychotherapist Andrew Susskind examines issues such as shame, grief, narcissism, and codependency to demonstrate how people use out-of-control sexual behavior to cope with brokenheartedness and trauma. He offers strategies to cultivate sustainable sexual sobriety, sharing his own healing narrative, as well as those of others who've chosen to bare their truths. No one is ever too hurt or isolated to achieve reliable relationships and emotional intimacy. This is a guidebook for every person seeking long-term healing from sex addiction.
About the Author
Andrew Susskind is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Somatic Experiencing and Brainspotting Practitioner, and Certified Group Psychotherapist in private practice since 1992. His ability to relate compassionately to people experiencing addiction, trauma, and codependency stems from his own recovery. In 2014, Susskind released his workbook From Now On: Seven Keys to Purposeful Recovery. He is based in Los Angeles.