12 Week Women’s Workshop on Recovery for Partners of Sex Addicts:

Facing Heartbreak

What it will do for You

  • Gives you a practical set of tools that put your needs first. 
  • Gives you choices on how to move forward in your relationship, with you in the driver’s seat.
  • Empowers you with the latest science on how to heal and move forward, with or without your partner.
  • Connects you with a network of women who have personal experience navigating the same path towards healing.
  • Reduce feelings of 

    Shame, Anger, Anxiety, Helplessness, Loneliness, and Fear.

Get LOVE, support, education, and empowerment for your journey moving forward!

Get answers. No more shame, fear, or feeling "crazy."

Wives of Sex addicts are survivors of trauma and grief.

How the WORKshop Works

Choice 1: Live Group - $1195


A Closed, private, intimate Group of Partners of Sex Addicts
Sex Addiction Expert Therapist Charlene Lewis / Joanna Jacobson 


  • A private, password encrypted, SECURE Zoom Call. *Partners can join with video, or simply call in for audio only, at their convenience.
  • Private, Secure On-Line Forum for group members only, to process and share group work as needed throughout the week.


  • 12 Real Time Video Group  Sessions – Consecutive Saturdays 

  • Duration: approximately 90-120 minutes each session




A guided journey through the “Facing Heartbreak” workbook. Each week is comprised of:

  • Educational Seminars
  • Q & A sessions
  • Weekly Homework
  • Small Group Discussion
  • Online Support Forum

Choice 2: Self Study -$295


  • A self paced 12-week video course to be completed at your leisure. Watch the therapist go over the exercises with past patients and complete them yourself

  • Share your experience, strength and hope. Get Feedback on our secure Online Support Forum.



Work through the “Facing Heartbreak” workbook at your own leisurely pace. 

  • On Demand: Educational Seminars
  • Weekly On-Line Exercises
  • Online Support Forum 

The WORKshop Outline

  • You will learn about the instructor,  connect with the other students, and chart out the 8 milestones that we will work through on our journey, together.
  • Exercises in this chapter guide you to recognize the symptoms of trauma, and all of the ways that it can be experienced. You will take the first great steps towards safety.
  • You will LEARN how to get much needed support, and set boundaries for self-protection .
  • You will learn ways to cope with shock, process pain, manage anger, release shame, move through confusion, recognize numbness, and find seeds of hope.
  • You will continue to learn ways to cope with shock, process pain, manage anger, release shame, move through confusion, recognize numbness, and find seeds of hope.
  • We learn that sex addiction is about MORE than sex. This condition, like other forms of addiction, , changes the way the brain responds to normal stimuli. This chapter also offers a definition of sex addiction and debunks a few myths about it. As you'll soon learn, recovery from any form of addiction involves more than abstinence.
  • Guides you through new ways of listening and speaking. Major outcomes of working through the exercises in this chapter include the ability to tune into your feelings during conversations with your partner and to ask for what you want in an assertive,  rather than passive or aggressive way.
  • You will continue to practice forms of communicating: advocating for yourself, and active listening.
  • Supports you as you recognize your habitual reactions to sex addiction and start making conscious and empowered choices instead. You'll make a contract with yourself to use positive coping strategies. 
  • You'll also learn to use writing as a tool for healing and to explore the possibility of forgiveness - not as a favor to your partner but a gift to yourself.
  • We focus on taking a long-term view of your healing after the immediate crisis has subsided. You'll explore ways to eventually reclaim your sexuality, fully understand the nature of your partner's addiction on your sexuality, and celebrate your growth as you make healthy choices for your future.
  • We will focus on what you have already accomplished by completing some of the exercises and offers supportive hope for the future as you embark on your own path of recovery.


Growth-work assignments will be done throughout the week, individually.

Private on-line forum to interact with instructor and other group members, when questions arise, or encouragement is neede

What the Partners are Saying...


It absolutely will, as long as you know H.O.W. to do it. H.O.W. stands for




Do the work, sequentially, and follow the suggestions and you will get the most out of the process.

Becoming vulnerable and connecting within the group is critical. See where you relate to other women, especially with similar feelings and experiences.  Avoid "contrasting and comparing," and try to suspend judgement.


It is like a cake recipe....there are ingredients and steps that need to be followed. Think of how much time you have spent worrying about your partner's addiction and plan on spending a small fraction of this much time on your recovery!

Your recovery is worth it.

You are worth it!

Spread out over the course of 12 weeks, the cost is negligible when compared to the emotional cost that the addiction is incurring on your life.

Remember, this program and course is not about your partner. It is about you. We will work on strategies to cope with and appropriately respond if and when a relapse occurs.

Only your partner, with professional help, can determine if they are suffering from sex addiction. They will need to have the capacity to be honest with themselves. and hopefully one other person familiar with addiction. Our program "Am I a Sex Addict" and other resources on this site can help your partner determine this.

Course and discussions will be recorded and made available for group members who have missed a session. We will be removing video and names of any group participants to protect anonymity.

Certified Sex Therapists and Sex Addiction Therapists

Recovery is fragile in the beginning. Why settle for anything less than certified experts in the field of sex and sex addiction?



 Am I A Sex Addict?


Get The Answers You Need


  • Sex Addiction The Complete Guide (20 Videos) $499 Value
  • The 3 Stages of Sex Addiction (36 Videos) $399 Value
  • 50 Barriers to Recovery Video $199 Value





Those who are contemplating the possibility that they, or a loved one, is suffering from sex addiction. The course highlights all of its hallmark signs and varying degrees of severity. Finally, it explores the options available to treat the addiction.


What is included?

  • Over 57 Videos Explaining Exactly what Sex Addiction Is, and what it IS NOT.
  • Highlights available options to treat the disease.

Weeks 1: Pre-Module Education 

Understanding the Disease of Sex Addiction

Sex Addiction: The Complete Guide 

  • What to do if you are struggling with sex addiction.
  • In Depth Description the 3 stages of Sex addiction.
  • How to find out if you are a sex addict.
  • Best choices for recovery from sex addiction.
  • Learn who is a sex addict and what it is defined by.
  • Learn the 10 Criteria for sex addiction.
  • Learn how sex addiction compares to other addictions
  • Learn some of the causes of sex addiction.
  • Learn about the root causes of sex addiction.
  • Learn what current science says about sex addiction.
  • Learn about interaction with other addictions
  • Learn Why Sex Addicts cannot “simply stop”
  • What help is available for sex addiction?
  • What is the prognosis for sex addiction?
  • 50 Beliefs that keep Sex addicts sick.
  • How do sex addicts heal?
  • The roll of cybersex in sex addiction.
  • When the best time to get help is.

Sex Addiction: The Three Stages

Stage 1

  • 1 – Stage 1: Introduction
  • 2 – Stage 1 -Dependence Both Physical and Mental Withdrawal
  • 3 – Stage 1 – Creation of Alter EGO THE ADDICT – A new persona
  • 4 – Stage 1 – BREAKING THE addictive cycle within one’s self
  • 5 – Stage 1 – Who can become an addict
  • 6 – Stage 1 – Self Abandoning – Growth of the Addict
  • 7 – Stage 1 – Shame Cycle Negative feedback loop of addiction
  • 8 – Stage 1 – Forgoing Healthy activities and relationships for the addiction
  • 9 – Stage 1 – Addiction compounds and quckens with negative feedback loop

Stage 2

  • 1 – Stage II Lifestyle change
  • 2 – Stage II- Behavioral Change is Most Evident
  • 3 – Stage II – Gaslighting
  • 4 – Stage II – Dependence on Process Substance becomes cemented
  • 5 – Stage II – Defense Mechanisms of the addict develop
  • 6 – Stage II – Self fully surrenders to the addict
  • 7 – Stage II – People Problems
  • 8 – Stage II – Manipulation Mechanics of the Addict
  • 9 Stage II – Family and friends Label Addict – Justifies more addictive behavior
  • 10 – Stage II- Addict Develops Confidence in Manipulations True Self a spectator
  • 11 – Stage II – How therapy can help in Stage 2
  • 12 – Stage II – Spiritual and Emotional Bankruptcy – Addict now fully isolates
  • 13 – Stage II – Spiritual Malady Defined
  • 14 – Stage II – Intensity vs Intimacy

Stage 3

  • 1 – Stage 3 – Intro
  • 2 – Stage 3 – Acting Out and Using Yields No Pleasure – All Pain
  • 3 – Stage 3 – Intervention now likely the only choice
  • 4 – Stage 3 – The Addicts Lifestyle in Final Stage
  • 5 – Stage 3 – Prospect of Change – Recovery Becomes Terrifying
  • 6 – Stage 3 – Extreme Sellf-Consciousness fear shame
  • 7 – Stage 3 – The best time to stop the progression is NOW
  • 8 – Stage 3 – Addict now fully places blame for suffering on others
  • 9 – Stage 3 – The Child Comes Forth
  • 10 – Stage 3 – Suicidal Thoughts
  • 11 – Stage 3 – Addiction a chronic and fatal mental illness
  • 12 – Stage 3 – SOLUTIONS
  • 13 – Stage 3 – Reforming Healthy Dependence – Starting with therapist
  • 14 – Stage 3 – Addict in recovery begins to Give instead of take


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