Paul's fellow support group friend shares about the huge role fantasy has played in her struggle to accept life; especially her love addiction. She talks about being unable to watch lesbian films in moderation (she is a lesbian) and how the CPTSD from her physical (and emotional) trauma at birth and being raised in an emotionally stifled home (where success was the only thing that mattered) have made intimacy and trust difficult especially with her struggles with low self-esteem. Inspired to help others as she has healed Maia now facilitates workshops and speaks publicly to help others who are also struggling. Check out Maia's website http://www.maiaakiva.com/ Maia's Instagram https://www.instagram.com/maiaakiva/ Maia's Facebook https://www.facebook.com/maiaakiva2 Maia's Twitter https://twitter.com/maiaakiva This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. To get your 1st week of online counseling free go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental Must 18 or over. This episode is sponsored by Blue Apron. To see this week's menu or to get your first 3 meals free (with free delivery) go to www.BlueApron.com/mental This episode is sponsored by Young Health's probiotic Probimune To get your first bottle of Probimune free (plus $6.75 shipping) go to www.Probimune.com and use offer code MENTAL at checkout.