Pornography & Emotional Enmeshment

By |2017-09-07T20:02:07+00:00August 25th, 2017|Addiction, Healing, Pornography, Relationships, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality|

The pattern I often see when helping others process an unwanted relationship with pornography is a correlation between addiction and the propensity toward emotionally enmeshed relationships. Pornography teaches us to relate with emotional fusion and an inability to differentiate in a healthy way (this is another aspect of PSR). This [...]

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My Love & Hate for Women: a recovering sex addict’s ambivalence with femininity

By |2017-07-26T00:47:50+00:00July 13th, 2017|Addiction, Healing, Pornography, Relationships, Sexuality|

I love women and I hate them. I need a woman close by to survive yet I can’t have a woman too close. If she gets too close, I will either self-destruct or annihilate her in a variety of socially acceptable, manipulative, systemic ways, like a brain surgeon using a [...]

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The Idolatry of Sex: When Sex is God & God is Sex 

By |2018-11-14T18:45:24+00:00June 21st, 2017|Addiction, Healing, Pornography, Relationships, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, Violence|

The Idolatry of Sex: When Sex is God & God is Sex  By: Andrew J. Bauman      The category of idolatry rarely comes up when working through sexual brokeness. Yet it seems to me one of the most important categories to engage when attempting to unwind the tangles of [...]

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The Differentiated Self: creating healthy relationship

By |2017-03-27T18:14:54+00:00March 27th, 2017|Relationships, Writings|

What does it mean to love someone without being emotionally enmeshed? How can we be solid within our own true self without other people's decisions completely shaking our foundation? Here I discuss the concept of differentiation and how it impacts relationship. The Differentiated Self: creating healthy relationship Andrew J. Bauman [...]

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