Monday, April 19, 2010

Psychotherapy for "Person Addiction"

Have you fallen for a married man or woman? Or, if you're the married one, have you betrayed your spouse and family to get attached to another person?

Spiritually, socially, and legally, it's forbidden fruit. Noted psychotherapist and author Dr. Robert Herbern calls it "person addiction" that must be broken and where one must heal from. You see, it's really like a drug. The actual effects are physical, emotional, and psychological addiction and men and women who have this illness will go through the cravings ... just as any drug addict would. The only difference here is we are witnessing a "ruining of lives."

The thing is, with men and women suffering from this type of addiction, they'll feel the pain of "drug rehab." Sometimes, the pain is as much as a person coming off a hard drug like marijuana or heroin. The "person addict" may have shakes, vomiting, and depressive symptoms. He or she could also experience deep withdrawal and isolation.

There are 3 important things to do to deal with "person addiction": 1.) Get committed to "drug rehab" and withdrawal process so you can be physically, emotionally, and spiritually fit and whole again; 2.) Have a complete physical medical check up, eat healthy foods, and exercise; 3.) Then, you need to get into psychotherapy and counseling to work out your problems.

If you know someone who happens to be in this type of addiction, try to help him or her as much as possible. Yes, he or she may feel bad towards you for intervening. Never mind. Just be a true friend or loved one. Get help.

"But a man who commits adultery lacks judgment; whoever does so destroys himself." (Psalm 6:32)

"Or don’t you know that the unrighteous will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t be deceived. Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor male prostitutes, nor homosexual .. " (1 Corinthians 6:9)

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