Addiction is a disease of isolation.
Novelist Dean Koontz once wrote, “A fine line separates the weary recluse from the fearful hermit. Finer still is the line between hermit and bitter misanthrope.” Addiction is a disease that wants to cross those lines. Addiction wants us alone and isolated, so it can both nurture and prey upon our shame. When there is nobody in our life to provide emotional comfort and to point out that our life is not as bad as it seems (or maybe that it’s worse than it seems), our addiction has free reign.
Task for Today
Reach out to three different people in your sexual recovery support network, if only to say hello and let them know you care about them.