Reaching out to others can be profoundly healing.
Sex and porn addiction can harm our sense of reality, interfere with healthy relationships, and force us into social isolation. One highly effective way to address these issues is to include some sort of group experience in our recovery (group psychotherapy, 12-step meetings, other support groups). In a group setting, we can meaningfully encounter (perhaps for the very first time) other individuals who have faced challenges similar to our own. Group experience creates a universality, an awareness that we are not alone in life and others have experienced similar thoughts, feelings, and fears. This connection with others leads to a realization that our pain is not exclusive or unique, and that others are willing to support us.
Task for Today
Think about how you’ve been helped by attending groups and how you’ve helped others through your group participation.