Honesty in 12-Step Meetings

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You can’t save your face and your ass at the same time.

Many recovering sex and porn addicts worry that if they go to a 12-step meeting and tell the truth about their addiction, others will judge them and possibly even gossip about them. And this may in fact happen, though usually it does not. Instead, the vast majority of fellow addicts will appreciate the honesty. They also tend to identify with the feelings experienced (and often the actual behaviors). Generally, 12-step sexual recovery rooms are filled with empathy and support rather than judgment. After all, anything that one sex or porn addict has done, at least a few others in the room have probably also done.

Task for Today
Go to a meeting and share about something you’ve heretofore kept secret.