March 23rd, 2023
Is it sex addiction, or is he just a cheater? Does the distinction even matter? That is just one of the topics I discuss in this episode with my guest, Robert Weiss, Ph.D., LCSW (Dr. Rob). Dr. Rob is the Chief Clinical Officer of Seeking Integrity LLC, which provides online education and residential treatment for sex, porn, and substance/sex-addicted men and their families.
During our conversation, we delve into the differences between sex addiction and love addiction and discuss whether sex addiction is just a fancy name for cheating. We also explore coping with betrayal and how to move forward and restore trust as a couple.
This episode provides a deep and informative conversation about sex addiction and cheating and provides insights for listeners who may be struggling with these issues in their own relationships.
Featured topics include:
- The difference between sex addiction and love addiction (5:18)
- Is sex addiction just a fancy name for cheating? (15:09)
- Coping with betrayal: understanding betrayal trauma and ambivalent love (22:44)
- How to move forward and restore trust as a couple after betrayal (30:20)
- “There is nothing you have ever done that caused this to happen.” (38:42)
- Dr. Rob sounds off about codependence vs. prodependence (39:05)
- The impact on children when a parent cheats or is a sex addict, plus what to say or not to say to a child about their cheating/addicted parent (51:50)
Learn more about Dr. Rob:
Robert Weiss, Ph.D., LCSW is Chief Clinical Officer of Seeking Integrity LLC, with clinical programs that provide online education and residential treatment for sex, porn, and substance/sex-addicted men and their families. A psychotherapist and addiction specialist, he has created six intimacy and addiction treatment programs in the US, Southeast Asia, and the US military. Dr. Weiss is an online host for Digital Addiction on A&E. He has served as a subject-matter expert for numerous major media outlets, including CNN, NPR, and The New York Times, among others. He is the author of eleven books, including Prodependence, Sex Addiction 101, and Out of the Doghouse. His Psychology Today blog, “Love and Sex in the Digital Age,” has over 21 million reads, while his podcast, “Sex, Love, & Addiction,” has over 1.1 million downloads.
Resources & Links:
Register to join Kate on the 2nd Tuesday of Every Month for a Live Q&A Session
Grit & Grace Coaching Program
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Dr. Rob’s website
Dr. Rob on YouTube
Dr. Rob on Twitter
Dr. Rob on Facebook
Dr. Rob on LinkedIn
Sex, Love, and Addiction podcast
A Light In the Dark (book)
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