"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
I highly suggest any one who lives with or suspects they may be a sex addict to read this book! It is often hard to face the realities of this illness and even harder to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Carolyn Kube
Not only have I had the distinct honor of hearing Dr. Carnes speak and meeting him in person, I have owned several of his books since the early 1990's and often recommend them to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Suretta Williams
So far everything Patrick Carnes has researched and written about (that I have read) has been very helpful for my client base.
Amazing work by Dr. Carnes. The book contains theory and intermittent patient's stories that prove certain points. Made me understand a lot more about this condition.Published 6 months ago by Andrés Marcelo Alanís Villarrel
Good review of the nature of addictions.
Good explanation of development of addictions and how to control them.
Draws on long experience in the field to talk about what works and what doesn't work in treatment of sexual addiction. The case histories are fascinating, and frightening. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Karen Ziminski
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 8 months ago by A happy customer