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Breaking the Cycle: Free Yourself from Sex Addiction, Porn Obsession, and Shame

4.11  ·  Rating Details ·  61 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Anyone who has struggled with sex addiction knows that living with constant sexual compulsions can be extremely difficult. But summoning the courage to find help for this condition can be even more of a challenge. If addictions to pornography, strip clubs, massage parlors, prostitutes, phone sex, or chat rooms have made you feel trapped, this book can help you find a way ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by New Harbinger Publications (first published January 1st 2011)
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John Twinfield
Feb 26, 2015 John Twinfield rated it did not like it
This book was a big dissappointment.
The writer makes many assumptions on the situation of the reader, which causes the book to be useful only to a very specific group of extreme addicts. E.g. The assumption that you have had a bad youth and that you're probably practicing illegal activities.
The overdramatization makes to book hard to be taken seriously.

I am clean for 36 days and I had a great help in another selfhelp book 'your brain on porn'.
That book is really general, down to earth and uses s
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Ido
Apr 19, 2016 Ido rated it it was amazing
The best on the subject in my opinion.
Combines great psychology with spirituality. Not other than
Eckhart Tolle is mentioned here with great insights
from The Powe Of Now.

Highly recommended.
richwire
Oct 14, 2012 richwire rated it it was amazing
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Outstanding book. One of the best I've read on the subject. No sugar-coating, just blunt talk and useful strategies for freeing yourself. I've read it 3x so far.
Kevin
Feb 17, 2013 Kevin rated it it was amazing
No nonsense. Especially surprising in the Tell The Young Men chapter for the author not to suggest telling others about his book or his practice.
Theron
Jan 21, 2016 Theron rated it liked it
This was a helpful book providing useful information for ministry, albeit secular. It can be crude sometimes so watch out before you hand a copy over to someone!
Thomas
Oct 25, 2012 Thomas rated it it was amazing
Except for the AA Big book, this may be the best book on addiction I have ever read.
Felicia Wilde
Oct 15, 2016 Felicia Wilde rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the most useful books on the subject I've ever read. It is full of practices that a person can DO in order to recover. A practical guide for therapists as well.
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“Patrick Carnes wrote an apt description of the addict’s behavior: “The addict substitutes a sick relationship to an event or a process for a healthy relationship with others. The addict’s relationship with a mood-altering experience becomes central to his life” (Carnes 2001, 14).” 0 likes
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