Blaming Others

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Sex and porn addicts often place blame for their addiction on the actions of others.

One long-sober sex addict jokes, “I didn’t come into sexual recovery to heal or change my behaviors. I just wanted to know who I should blame.” In truth, blaming others is a significant part of most sex and porn addicts’ denial. Instead of accepting that we may have a serious issue, we ignore complaints and attempted interventions and accuse others of nagging, being prudish, trying to stifle us, failing to understand us, and asking too much of us. We do this not because we don’t care about other people’s thoughts and feelings; we do it because we “need” to protect our addiction.

Just for Today
Who did you choose to blame your addiction on? Figure out who that is, stop blaming them, and start taking responsibility.