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Paperback In the Shadows of the Net: Breaking Free of Compulsive Online Sexual Behavior Book

ISBN: 1592854788

ISBN13: 9781592854783

In the Shadows of the Net: Breaking Free of Compulsive Online Sexual Behavior

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Book Overview

As the coronavirus pandemic moves many aspects of work and life into the digital domain, the accessibility of online pornography and streaming cybersex creates conditions for compulsive and addictive behavior. The much-anticipated second edition of the breakthrough book about recovering from online sexual addiction. As the Internet becomes a more powerful, imposing force in our lives, indeed becoming difficult to avoid, the potential for related problems...

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Really covers the topic

This book is a really good read if you (or dealing with someone who is) are addicted to internet pornography. It's a really silent addiction, with a lot of baggage, and this book confronts the causes, side effects and solutions, for single people and couples as well. Basically, if you are addicted to porn, you will find this book will help get rid of much of the shame that having this seemingly laughable addiction brings. And to put it another way, the book shines a really bright light, on a dark uncomfortable subject. It's based on the author's solid clinical research, and years as a sex therapist. I also recommend the book "The Porn Trap" by Wendy Maltz (and some other guy....)

In the Shadows of the Net

very thorough treatment of cybersex and internet porn addiction with psychological & emotional etiology -- discusses the cunning, baffling, powerful addiction of the internet & its ease of access to pornographic sites & cybersex chat rooms -- carries through to the financial & interpersonal & legal expenses that may result from this addiction as well as destroyed families & lost employment

Excellent Resource

This is a great resource for people dealing with online sexual compulsive addictions. Whether its you or someone you love, this book helps navigate through the confusion associated with the addictive behaviors. Many books just touch on the subject, but this one really focuses solely on the topic. It covers everything from diagnosis to recovery. Patrick Carnes is a straight forward, no nonsense Dr. The book is well written and a fast read, no need for a PhD in order to understand it. Finally a book that offers hope and relief! I'm greatful to have found it.

Excellent information; not enough to fight addiction

This is a fantastic book that takes the reader into a detailed explanatation of what this addiction really is. Mr. Carnes explains the factors and processes that affect the addict by also giving examples of behavior and describing patient's stories. For those trying to get a more comprehensive understanding of the addiction as well as the issues that prevent an addict from freeing him or herself of it, this book is excellent. Just one note of caution: As much as this book as well as others by the same author are great resources, they are not enough. As with every addiction, there is a "cleansing" process that must be followed, and should be guided under the supervision of an experienced professional. Also, people in this addiction should seek a support group, such as the SLAA.

amazingly valuable resource

My marriage ended because of my addiction to cybersex. I am finally on the path to a new life. Therapy and a 12-step group are the key to recovery for me. I have found this book to be an amazingly valuable resource. Many of the other sexual addiction books are too broad... discussing many kinds of sexual addiction that I do not suffer from. But this book speaks directly to me. If you have a problem with internet pornography, or even think you do, I reccomend this book. It paints a clear picture of your problem, and helps you begin to be honest with yourself about the extent of your problem. This is not psychobabble or uninformed "self-help" garbage. This book offers specific steps to recovery. You'll find that you cannot recover on your own (something I tried many times, but failed). Get this book -- you'll be happy you did.
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