Love Addiction vs. Sex 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.

Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping-stones to success.

Love addicts use romantic fantasy and the intense neurochemical rush caused by being ‘deeply in love’ to achieve the same type of escapist emotional self-stabilization as sex addicts, and, as such, they are usually just as detached from the reality of their situation. The primary difference between sex addicts and love addicts is that sex addicts tend to direct their attention toward whomever or whatever is in the vicinity, often chasing multiple ‘fixes’ (anonymous sex, casual sex, affairs, porn, etc.) over a relatively short timeframe, whereas love addicts tend to focus obsessively on one person or relationship at a time. Typically, this one person becomes the sole object of the love addict’s life. Recreation, friends, work, and other interests fall by the wayside.

Task for Today
Think about the purpose of your sexual and romantic actions. Are you seeking true connection or something else?