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How Porn Kills Relationships

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Dr. Peter Kleponis Dr. Peter Kleponis

Peter C. Kleponis, Ph.D., SATP-C is a Licensed Clinical Therapist and Assistant Director of Comprehensive Counseling Services in Conshohocken, PA. He holds an M.A. in Clinical-Counseling Psychology and a Ph.D. in General Psychology. Dr. Kleponis has over 18 years of professional experience working with individuals, couples, families and organizations. He specializes in marriage & family therapy, pastoral counseling, and pornography/sexual addiction recovery.

He is Certified in the Diagnosisand Treatment of Sexual Addictions by The American Association of Christian Counselors’ Light University, by Dr. Mark Laaser’s Freedom Begins Here Program, and by Dr. Todd Bowman’s SATP program.

Dr. Kleponis has been a guest on several EWTN television programs including Women of Grace, Franciscan University Presents, Crossing the Goal, EWTN Bookmark, and At Home with Jim & Joy. He is also a regular guest on Relevant Radio’s On-Call program. Dr. Kleponis travels throughout the country educating people on how to win the battle against pornography through his Fighting Porn in Our Culture…and Winning! program. He is the author of two books, The Pornography Epidemic: A Catholic Approach (2012) and Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography (2014). Dr. Kleponis is also founder of the Integrity Starts Here Catholic recovery program for pornography and sexual addiction. He works with individuals and couples from around the United States and internationally in-person, by phone, and by Skype. For more information see his website, www.peterkleponis.com.

Comments (1)

Sissy Lynn - November 6, 2016 12:05 pm

There is great truth to the notion that porn addiction leads to more porn addiction, meaning, the type of porn viewed by your partner changes in time. It gets more perverse, more violent, more bizarre. My partners’ porn viewing has grown over the 12 years I’ve been involved with him, me knowing about it only in the last three years when it was discovered. There are images of much elderly women being “overcome” by five men, there is an exorbitant amount of imagery of bondage and what appears to me to be rape. It has completely imploded my self-esteem and I literally do not know who my partner is anymore. I have had to undergo intensive therapy not only to deal with my partner viewing this stuff, but to literally get that imagery out of MY head. I am disturbed and mortified and repulsed by the imagery. It keeps me from sleeping, it causes me anxiety and it makes me cover myself up with tons of clothing as if every man out there is looking at the same stuff and I have to someone protect myself. Truly a disease that seems to hurt us on the outside even more than those entranced in it.

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