Denial: Key to Active Addiction

Most sex addicts would rather deny a hard truth than face it.

Denial usually builds slowly over time through a series of small, seemingly innocuous lies. Typically, each lie has its own set of rationalizations, minimizations, and justifications to bolster it. Cocooned in this intricately woven alternate reality, a sex addict’s behaviors can seem utterly reasonable to the addict. The rest of the world can easily see through this tapestry of deceit, but the addict either can’t or won’t. For sex addicts, pinpointing the lies they tell themselves to justify their problematic behaviors is a key to lasting recovery.

Just for Today: Choose a lie that is part of your denial and debunk it.