An obstinate sense of independence is most people’s greatest challenge.
As sex addicts, we nearly always need outside assistance if we hope to change our problematic sexual behaviors and live healthier, happier, more fulfilling lives. If we could stop on our own, we would. Most of us have tried that many times, failing repeatedly. We’re fine for a few days, but then we’re right back at it, as bad as ever. For us, shame and remorse are not enough to prevent relapse. Willpower alone doesn’t cut it. For lasting recovery, we need the impartial insight and accountability that only sex addiction treatment and other recovering sex addicts can provide.
Just for Today:
Reflect on how much easier sexual recovery is when you’re not trying to do it all by yourself.