πŸ“– ACA - Adult Children of Alcoholics/ Dysfunctional Families. Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition program of men and women who grew up in dysfunctional homes. Website: https://adultchildren.org/
πŸ“– AOP - Acting out partner
πŸ“– AP - Affair partner
πŸ“– APSATS - Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists.
πŸ“– BS - Betrayed spouse
πŸ“– BT - Betrayal Trauma, also, Relational Trauma Response
πŸ“– CODA - Co-dependants Anonymous.. a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and loving relationships.
πŸ“– COSA - Recovery for family and friends of a sex addict.
πŸ“– CSAT: Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (and Trauma Therapists)
πŸ“– DARVO - Deny, Attack, and Reverse Victim and Offender. Manipulation and evasive tactic used by addicts and abusers to deny the behavior, attack you, make themselves the victim, and you the offender. Victim blaming.
πŸ“– Dday also D-Day- The day you discovered your betrayal
πŸ“– EMDR - Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, a very effective treatment for trauma
πŸ“– FANOS - Feelings, Affirmations, Needs, Ownership, Sobriety or Struggles. A way to "check in" with your partner in recovery.
πŸ“– FOO - Family of origin
πŸ“– FTD - Also FD Full Therapeutic Disclosure or Full Disclosure
πŸ“– GIFT: an acronym to help identify the emotion, that anger was protecting me from: Guilt, Inadequacy or Inferiority, Fear, Trauma (current or past)
πŸ“– HALT - Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired - you may be more easily emotionally upset or triggered if any of these are present.
πŸ“– HIR - Husband in Recovery
πŸ“– HP - Higher Power, or God, as you understand God to be
πŸ“– IA - Intimacy Anorexia - A theory that states a condition of , "active withholding of emotional, spiritual and sexual intimacy from the spouse or partner." which often occurs in sex addicts. This condition may dissipate or disappear in sexual addiction recovery.
πŸ“– MB- Masturbation
πŸ“– OW - the Other Woman
πŸ“– NPD - Narcissistic Personality Disorder
πŸ“– NVC - Nonviolent communication -a way to express your pain, hold someone accountable, and communicate a boundary
πŸ“– PIED - Pornography Induced Erectile Dysfunction
πŸ“– PTSD - Post traumatic stress disorder
πŸ“– RCA - Recovering Couples Anonymous. A fellowship of recovering couples. We suffer from many addictions and dysfunctions, and we share our experience, strength, and hope with each other that we may solve our common problems and help other recovering couples restore their relationships. The only requirement for membership is the desire to remain committed to each other and to develop new intimacy.
πŸ“– RTR - Relational Trauma Response, also: Betrayal trauma
πŸ“– S-Anon - The S-Anon International Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship of the relatives and friends of sexually addicted people. S-Anon is a Twelve-Step program based on the Twelve Steps and the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. Does not use codependent or coaddict terminology in any literature.
πŸ“– SA - Sex addict, or Sexaholics anonymous at SA dot org
πŸ“– SAA - Sex Addicts Anonymous at saa-recovery dot org
πŸ“– SAH - Sex addict husband
πŸ“– SA.org - Sexaholics Anonymous. A fellowship with a solution to the problems of lust, sex, and pornography addiction. Website: Sa.org
πŸ“– STBX- soon to be X(husband/wife)