Codepedency

Excessive emotional or psychological reliance on a partner, typically a partner who requires support due to an illness or addiction.

Sexual Abuse/Assault & Rape

Overcoming the negative effects of sexual abuse. Sexual abuse is undesired sexual behavior by one person upon another and includes sexual assault and rape. Abuse comes in many forms and has a long-term negative effects on the victims which may include shame or guilt. When force is immediate, of short duration, or infrequent, it is called sexual assault or rape. Many women are ashamed to talk about sexual abuse or sexual assault and keep it hidden which causes even more detrimental effects. There is freedom and healing available from these effects. 

Eating Disorders/Food Addiction

Any of several psychological disorders (such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia or compulsive overeating) characterized by serious disturbances of eating behavior.

Body Image Issues

Body image is what you perceive about your body when you look in the mirror. Negative body image is the perception there is something wrong with either your whole body or specific parts of your body. Body image issues include feel uncomfortable or self-conscious in your own skin. It can include excessive feelings about thinking you have to change your body. 

Love Addiction

Love addiction is characterized by compulsive patterns in romance, sexuality and relationships that have harmful consequences for the love addict and their partners. It can be a result of feeling like you are not loved or are unlovable. It is often characterized by looking for love in men or some other vice.

Sex Addiction/Pornography

Sexual addiction is compulsive sexual behavior. It's an excessive preoccupation with sexual fantasies, urges or behaviors that is difficult to control. Examples include masturbation, having multiple sexual partners or using pornography. Women struggle with pornography addiction, too but it is not spoken about too much. Sex addiction not only affects the sex addict, it also takes a tremendous psychological and emotional toll on the spouse as well. 

Low Self Esteem

Low self-esteem is a feeling of having low self worth and feeling inadequate or insecure. Low self-esteem often forms in early childhood or as a child goes through adolescence. In early childhood, the attitude parents project toward a child impacts esteem. When parents ignore a child, low esteem may develop. Low self-esteem may result from traumatic events or from disinterest from peers and other adults. 

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