Misguided Thinking

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Addiction is the cause of, not the solution to, our unhappiness.

As active sex and porn addicts, we rarely view our escapist sexual fantasies and behaviors as the cause of our unhappiness and life challenges. Even when we are neck-deep in consequences, we somehow don’t let ourselves view our sexual acting out as a contributing factor. In fact, we typically see our behavior as the solution to rather than the cause of our emotional discomfort and various life problems. When life goes wrong for us, our addiction seems to us to be the one sure way to escape it. Usually, we continue with this unhelpful pattern until a crisis hits – and sometimes we stick with our addiction even after a crisis.

Task for Today
Think of a better way to cope with your problems and use that instead of sex or porn.