The cycle of addiction is a downward spiral. It’s like flushing our lives down the toilet.
Sex and porn addicts share certain characteristics. One of these common traits is that we tend to become immobilized by sexual and/or romantic obsessions. As a result, we neglect important aspects of our lives. We lose interest in family ties and friendships. We separate ourselves from previously enjoyable hobbies and activities. We ignore basic aspects of self-care, like eating healthy food, going to the gym, or getting enough sleep. Work loses its importance and we get reprimanded, not promoted, or fired. We become socially and emotionally isolated. We lose touch with reality. And we do not act on these blatantly obvious problems, so our lives continue to spiral downward.
Task for Today
Find one consequence of your addiction that you’ve previously ignored and deal with it in a healthy way.