Your Sexually Addicted Spouse
How Partners Can Cope And Heal
by Barbara Steffens, Ph.D.,
and Marsha Means, MA
Sexual addictions and compulsive sexual behavior loom as growing societal problems with as much as 3 to 6 percent of the world population afflicted.
Your Sexually Addicted Spouse: How Partners Can Cope And Heal shatters the stigma and shame that millions of women and some men carry when their partners are sexually addicted. They receive little empathy for their pain; they suffer alone, shocked and isolated by the trauma.
Your Sexually Addicted Spouse is an indispensible guide that extends a positive ray of hope to those who are most affected by the dangers and drama of sexual addiction. Certified Clinical Sexual Addiction Specialist Barbara Steffens, Ph.D., has revealed groundbreaking new research showing that partners are not codependents but victims of post-traumatic stress disorder. Additionally, author Marsha Means provides insight from personal experience with sexual addiction. Here are important strategies and critical steps to recognize, deal with and heal partners victimized by sexually addicted relationships.
Your Sexually Addicted Spouse includes firsthand accounts and stories revealing the impact on the lives of both the afflicted and the victimized parties of this growing epidemic. Chapters include “On A Personal Note” questions and offer suggestions for personal application, while providing healing paths that lead from trauma to empowerment, health and hope. An appendix provides information for health and mental health care providers and clergy.
- 15 million people worldwide struggle with sexual addiction, including 8 to 10 percent of the U.S. population
- 10.5 million partners, most of whom are women, are dealing with the sexual addiction of their partners
- The Internet has been proven to have a direct impact on the growth of sexual addiction
- Targeted mailing to print, television and radio media
- 10 city talk radio tour
- Advertising in Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, BookPage, Baker & Taylor (Forecast and Book Alert) and Ingram
- Co-op available
Barbara Steffens, Ph.D. has a Certified Clinical Sexual Addiction Specialist specializing in helping women recover from sexual betrayal and has spoken nationally on special issues related to partners of sexual addicts. She is Vice President of Victim Services of the national Coalition for the Protection of Children & Families. Her doctorate in Counselor Education is from Regent University in Cincinnati, Ohio. She and her husband live in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Marsha Means, MA is the author of Living with Your Husband’s Secret Wars and Partner’s Healing Journey Workbook. She has done numerous radio interviews and speaking engagements to represent women’s pain in the face of addiction. Her Web site, www.awomanshealingjourney.com is a resource for women seeking help and understanding as they attempt to deal with their partners’ sexual addiction. She earned her Master’s Degree in Psychology from Antioch University in Seattle, Washington, in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program. She resides in San Diego, California.
A new Horizon Press 2009 Release
Nonfiction, 5 ½ x 8 ¼, 224 pages
LC #2009923751, world rights
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-309-6 (pb), $14.95
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-357-7 (eBook), $14.95