Recommended Books

Recovery Start Kit

Books for Partner’s of Sex Addicts

  • Mending a Shattered Heart: A Guide for Partners of Sex Addicts by Stephanie Carnes, Ph.D.
  • Don’t Call It Love By Patrick Carnes, Ph.D.
  • Sex, Lies, & Forgiveness: Couples Speak on Healing from Sex Addiction By Jennifer Schneider, M.D. and Burt Schneider
  • Back from Betrayal: Recovering from His Affairs By Jennifer Schneider, M.D. and Burt Schneider
  • Healing the Shame that Binds You By John Bradshaw
  • Confronting Your Spouse’s Pornography Problem By Rory C. Reid & Dan Gray
  • A House Interrupted By Maurita Corcoran
  • Open Hearts by Debra Laaser, Mark Lasser, and Patrick Carnes

Sex Addiction Treatment Books

  • Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction By Patrick Carnes, Ph.D.
  • Facing the Shadow: Starting Sexual and Relationship Recovery By Patrick Carnes, Ph.D.
  • Recovery Zone Volume 1 By Patrick Carnes, Ph.D.
  • Recovery Start Kit
  • Thirty Days to Hope & Freedom from Sexual Addiction: The Essential Guide to Daily Recovery By Milton Magness, D. Min.
  • When He’s Married to Mom: How to Help Mother-Enmeshed Men Open Their Hearts to True Love and Commitment By Kenneth Adams
  • Silently Seduced By Kenneth Adams
  • The Porn Trap: The Essential Guide to Overcoming Problems Caused by Pornography By Wendy Maltz & Larry Maltz
  • Not “Just Friends“: Rebuilding Trust and Recovering Your Insanity After Infidelity By Shirley P. Glass and Jean Coppock Staeheli
  • After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner has Been Unfaithful By Janis Abrahms Spring, Ph.D. and Michael Spring
  • Getting Past the Affair: A Program to Help You Cope, Heal and Move On – Together or Apart By Douglas K. Snyder, Ph.D., Donald H Baucom Ph.D. & Kristina Coop Gordon, Ph.D.
  • Infidelity: A Survival Guide By Don-david Lusterman Ph.D.
  • How to Help Your Spouse Heal from Your Affair: A Compact Manual for the Unfaithful By Linda J. MacDonald, MS, LMFT
  • A Man’s Way through Relationships: Learning to Love and Be Loved by Dan Griffin
  • The Impact of Pornography on Children, Youth, and Culture by Cordelia Anderson
  • Out of the Doghouse by Robert Weiss
  • Out of the Doghouse for Christian Men by Robert Weiss and Marnie Ferree
  • Cruise Control by Robert Weiss
  • Ready to Heal by Kelly McDaniel
  • Always Turned On: Sex in the Digital Age by Robert Weiss and Jennifer Schneider
  • Thirty Days to Hope and Freedom by Milton Magness
  • The Problem Was Me by Thomas Gagliano, Abraham J. Twerski 
  • Clergy Sexual Misconduct by Rob Baker, John Thoburn
  • Shadows of the Cross workbook by Craig Cashwell, Pennie Johnson, and Patrick Carnes

Women’s Sex Therapy Books

Codependency and Love Addiction Books

  • Facing Codependency By Pia Mellody
  • Codependent No More By Melody Beattie
  • Intimacy Factor By Pia Mellody
  • The Language of Letting Go By Melody Beattie
  • Is It Love or Addiction  By Brenda Schaffer
  • Facing Love Addiction By Pia Mellody
  • Lonely All The Time By Ralph Earle, Ph.D. & Gregory Crow

Couples Therapy Books

Books on Divorce

  • Should I Stay or Should I Go? How Controlled Separation Can Save Your Marriage By Lee Raffel MSW
  • Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay By Mia Kirshenbaum
  • Contemplating Divorce: A Step-by-Step Guide to Deciding Whether to Stay or Go By Susan Gadoua
  • The Truth about Children and Divorce: Dealing with the Emotions So You and Your Children Can Thrive By Robert Emery
  • Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends By Bruce Fisher