This category provides all blog articles written by Cory Schortzman.

11 09, 2018

When you Marry as a Prostitute Don’t Expect a Faithful Prince

By |2018-09-11T16:58:10+00:00September 11th, 2018|All Blogs, All Cory's Blogs, Intimacy Anorexia, Marriage, Sex Addiction|0 Comments

In the spirit of bashing and shaming men and keeping women as victims, I thought it necessary to address this topic, which I did some time ago in another blog entitled Victimized Women and Shamed Men. For most of the women who read this blog, I warn you in advance that this blog is [...]

25 08, 2018

Cognitive Dissonance in Recovery Part II

By |2018-08-25T15:39:59+00:00August 25th, 2018|All Blogs, All Cory's Blogs, Emotional Addiction, Marriage, Sex Addiction|0 Comments

“It is easier to fool people, than convince them that they have been fooled.” - Mark Twain In this blog, which is part II of Cognitive Dissonance in Recovery, we are going to look at what I call Type II Cognitive Dissonance. Remember, this type occurs when one’s mental perception and core beliefs are in [...]

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 |2018-11-20T19:37:29+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! [...]