Love Addiction Can Look a Lot Like Sex and Porn Addiction

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All daily inspirations can be found in the book Sex and Porn Addiction Healing and Recovery. Used here with permission of the author.

Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things that don’t really matter.

Love addicts sometimes look and act quite a bit like sex addicts—engaging in lots of sex with lots of people. However, love addicts use sex as a tool for hooking and/or holding on to a romantic partner, whereas sex addicts tend to do the opposite, using the lure of romance to obtain a sexual partner. In a nutshell, love addicts are chasing escape and dissociation via romantic fantasy and activity, while sex addicts are chasing escape and dissociation via sexual fantasy and activity.

Task for Today
Journal about the goals of your sexual and romantic behaviors. How are your actions at cross-purposes with your goals?