"I lost three marriages, all because of affairs." "I became suicidal because of multiple intense involvements." "I spent money on sex when I needed it for children's clothes." "I lost promotion opportunities and a special scholarship because my co-workers found out about my sex life." Ever day they face the possibility of destruction, risking their families, fiancés, jobs, dignity, and health. They come from all walks of life: ministers, physicians, therapists, politicians, executives, blue-collar workers. Most were abused as children--sexually, physically or emotionally--and saw addictive behavior in their early lives. Most grapple with other addictions as well, but their fiercest battle is with the most astounding prevalent "secret" disorder in America: sexual addiction. Here is a ground-breaking work by the nation's leading professional expert on sexual addiction, based on the candid testimony of more than one thousand recovering sexual addicts in the first major scientific study of the disorder. This essential volume includes not only the revealing findings of Dr. Carne's research with recovering addicts but also advice from the addicts and co-addicts themselves as they work to overcome their compulsive behavior. Positive, hopeful, and practical, Don't Call It Love is a landmark book that helps us better understand all addictions, their causes, and the difficult path to recovery.
"This clear, helpful, well-organized guide... points the way toward healing twisted relationships and reclaiming healthy sexuality."--Publishers Weekly
One of the best addiction books I've read! The author gives information which relates to recovery from any kind of addiction (including sex). Read morePublished 15 days ago by A happy customer
The price was excellent, the book is in like new condition, and the book is very insightful. I love that it comes in hardcover too!Published 25 days ago by Jessica J.
This is the #1 book on the topic of sexual addiction. The information in this book is abundant and extremely helpful both to the addict and their partner. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sherri L.
Great book great information. Lots of real world examples. Full of clinical references. Recommended reading for clinicians and laypersons alike.Published 7 months ago by Arlinda Westbrook
This is a wonderfully informative book on sexual compulsion/addiction. It is good not only for people struggling against their own addiction, but also for their supportive spouses... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Big Al
Easy reading and completely simple to out of science readers. It's clear that the author knows the mind of a sex addicted. Super recommended!Published 10 months ago by Camilo de Lellis Santos
This is a wonderful book. It describes steps. For my mind it is more easily understood to delineate progress this way. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very comprehensive, informative book. For those families struggling with this life-destroying disease, this book gives hope as well as enough information to understand the stages... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Laura Burnett Vallejo
This is a great book that provides a tremendous deal of information about addictions in general for the lay person as well as the professional. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Michelle Stichter