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Experts now know that discovering a loved one's sex addiction is a traumatic event, requiring specialized guidance. This second edition of Mending a Shattered Heart reframes the therapeutic discussion around how to decide to stay with or leave a sex addict and how to address common questions that partners have.
Stefanie Carnes, PhD, has led numerous research projects on addiction and authored many publications, including her nationally renowned book Mending a Shattered Heart: A Guide for Partners of Sex Addicts. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist, an AAMFT clinical member, and approved supervisor. She is also certified through IITAP (International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals) as a sex addiction therapist and supervisor.