Maia Szalavitz is one of the premier American journalists covering addiction and drugs. She is co-author of Born for Love and The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, both with Dr. Bruce D. Perry. Her book, Help at Any Cost is the first book-length exposé of the “tough love” business that dominates addiction treatment. She writes for TIME.com, VICE, the New York Times, Scientific American Mind, Elle, Psychology Today and Marie Claire among others.
Jackie and Jon examine the often confusing and arbitrary "relationship stages" we all expect to go through in every single one of our romantic relationships. We will take a look at questions like:
We recently received an email from a listener who is a male partner of a female sex addict. He rightly observed that there are some special challenges in healing in those circumstances.
We welcome Amy Smith with Worth Recovery on again (You can hear her on Episode 58) to talk about our joint venture One Layer Deeper. We are excited to announce these weekend intensives focused on taking your relationships in recovery one layer deeper.
We talk with our friend and returning guest Mari Lee about current affairs and why so much emotion is evoked around large issues like #metoo, politics, guns, and the like.
“And these children that you spit on
As they try to change their worlds
Are immune to your consultations.
They're quite aware of what they're going through.
In recent years, the world has been done a giant service by getting a deeper view of shame and how it affects us and our relationships. Awareness on this is becoming more and more mainstream.
Most people in recovery struggle to define all of the 'no's'- the things that they need to be aware of, stay away from or give up in order to maintain sanity and strong recovery. In this episode, Jackie and Jon discuss the 3 Circles method for sexual sobriety and make a case for the importance of focusing on 'yes' in recovery.
We have Kelly McDaniel back on to talk about her take on I, Tonya - the recent film starring Margot Robbie and Allison Janney depicting the story of Olympic Figure Skater Tonya Harding. Kelly talks about toxic love, mother wounds, perfectionism, patriarchy and many other forces that shape the broken hearts of girls with cruel mothers.