Guilt, Shame, Remorse

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Feeling badly about ourselves and our behaviors drives our addiction.

After we act out sexually, we feel guilt, shame, remorse, and regret about our behaviors. We also recognize that we are powerless to stop the cycle of our addiction, which is another source of guilt and shame. Plus, whatever feelings we were trying to escape in the first-place return, bringing with them the self-loathing, anxiety, and depression sent us spinning into the cycle of addiction in the first place. And with that, our addiction is triggered anew. Is it any wonder we can’t seem to get sober without help?

Just for Today
Ask yourself: “Is the temporary emotional escape of sexual addiction worth the aftermath?”