Parent Guidance


My 19 year old daughter moved out of our home in May and is living with a man 10 years older than her. For many reasons, we believe she may have a sexual addiction. While we have regular positive communication with her, it is pretty surfacy and she often accuses us of being “judgy” when we try to talk about things relating to her moving out and sexual activity. We would like to bring up this idea of addiction with her but want to do it in the best, most loving way. I’m sure she will deny it and tell us her behaviors are normal. Any ideas how we can encourage her to consider this possibility of addiction when she lives far away from us (800 miles away) and we feel we have little or no leverage? We don’t want to say the wrong thing and lose the opportunity all together.


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Dr. Kevin Skinner

Dr. Kevin Skinner

Dr. Kevin Skinner is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has been helping individuals and families for over 20 years. He is the co-founder and Clinical Director of Path Wellness which owns Bloomforwomen.com, Pathformen.com, Addo Recovery, BrighterMornings.com and parentguidance.org. Along with co-founding Path Wellness, Dr. Kevin Skinner is a core faculty or IITAP (The International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals), training therapists around the world.

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