Sex Addiction 101: A Basic Guide to Healing From Sex, Love and Porn Addiction
By Robert Weiss
Rob Weiss has written a number of books on sex and porn addiction. This recent gem is a quick read that provides you with a basic primer for understanding sex addiction. You can read the entire book, or you can dive into chapters dealing with specific topics that may feel relevant for you. For example, there is a chapter on women and sex addiction, a chapter on sexual orientation and sex addiction, a chapter on love addiction and a chapter on when sex pairs with other addictions. If you are looking for information on one of these specific topics, these chapters are a great starting point.
The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to Recognize it and How to Respond
By Patricia Evans
This class bestseller is an oldie but such a goody. If you are a betrayed partner and have been lied to, manipulated or in other ways gaslighted in your relationship, this book is a must read. The first half of the book focuses on helping you to understand the dynamics behind verbal abuse and power dynamics within a relationship. The second part of the book, helps you as the reader, begin to spot when verbal abuse is happening and gives you strategies for dealing with in in an effective manner. A vital part of healing from betrayal trauma is working through mistrust that has damaged the relationship through repeated and chronic verbal deception. This book is an invaluable tool for the healing process.