This category provides all blog articles written by Cory and Kerry Schortzman.

9 08, 2018

Cognitive Dissonance in Recovery Part I

By |2018-08-09T22:36:11+00:00August 9th, 2018|All Blogs, All Cory's Blogs, Codependency, Emotional Addiction, Intimacy Anorexia, Marriage|0 Comments

In this two-part blog, we are going to look at and begin to understand Cognitive Dissonance.  We are going to look at this through the lens of recovery and discover how it can help you understand yourself as well as your personal and professional relationships. “In the field of psychology, cognitive dissonance is the mental discomfort (psychological stress) [...]

29 03, 2018

Narcissus, Echo, and Codependency

By |2018-03-30T04:15:42+00:00March 29th, 2018|All Blogs, All Cory's Blogs, Codependency, Narcisissm|0 Comments

While treating sex addicts and their partners over the past decade, I have noticed an increase in partners attending their first session after much research stating they can diagnose their partner as a sex addict or intimacy anorexic. They may also believe their partner is… a narcissist! As of the last few years, this [...]

15 03, 2018

Tolerance…The Beast

By |2018-03-15T20:18:26+00:00March 15th, 2018|All Blogs, All Cory's Blogs, Pornography, Sex Addiction|0 Comments

Addicts can build a great deal of tolerance with their addiction, as they are able to use more of the substance more often. As quantity and frequency increases, it can deceive the addict into believing that they can “handle it.” Slowly but surely, the addict begins to be controlled by this beast, as it [...]

1 03, 2018

Motivation in Recovery

By |2018-03-01T19:30:45+00:00March 1st, 2018|All Blogs, All Cory's Blogs, Shame|0 Comments

My family and I love to watch the Olympics. It is so inspiring to hear the stories of athletes who have overcome such odds and challenges that would have made most of us just give up. They have often overcome physical injuries, financial difficulties, lack of sleep or even their childhood to achieve victory! [...]

18 01, 2018

Porn Hub [Web of Destruction]

By |2018-01-18T15:39:31+00:00January 18th, 2018|All Blogs, All Cory's Blogs, Pornography, Sex Addiction, Sex Trafficking, Substance Abuse|1 Comment

“A little porn will not hurt me.” “Porn keeps things interesting in the bedroom.” “My partner doesn’t care if I look at porn.” “Everybody does it.” “Porn is natural. It’s an artistic expression.” “What is the big deal?” “I could stop if I wanted too.” These excuses are all too common. For many of [...]

11 01, 2018

Female Educators or Perpetrators?

By |2018-04-11T18:23:01+00:00January 11th, 2018|All Blogs, All Cory's Blogs, Sex Addiction, Sex Education, Youth|0 Comments

There appears to have been an increase is school teachers sexually grooming and molesting the minors they teach. I am not talking about “dirty old” adult men sexually perpetrating young girls. I am talking about adult women perpetrating sexual acts with boys who are their students and are also minors. What is going on [...]