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If we feel entitled to something, we’ll step all over someone else to get it.

As sex addicts, we often feel entitled to act out. We convince ourselves that what we desire is no less than what we deserve, no matter that we may be hurting loved ones and others in the process. Rather than feeling grateful for our blessings, including the fact that many people do love and care about us, we decide that they and everyone else owe us something. We say, “Just look at all I do for my family. I deserve a little reward, a little something that’s just for me.” Instead of being grateful for what our loved ones give us, we selfishly choose to isolate and act out, no matter the consequences.

Just for Today
Identify a “lie of entitlement” you’ve used justify your sexually addictive behaviors. Share it with another person. Ask for feedback.