An obstinate sense of independence is most people’s greatest challenge.
As recovering sex and porn addicts, we nearly always need outside assistance if we hope to change our problematic behaviors and live healthier, happier, more fulfilling lives. If we could stop what we’re doing on our own, we would. Most of us have tried that many times, failing repeatedly. We’re fine for a few days, but then we’re right back at it, as lost as ever. For us, shame and remorse are not enough to prevent relapse. Willpower alone doesn’t cut it. For lasting recovery, we need the impartial insight and accountability that only sex and porn addiction treatment and 12-step meetings with other recovering sex and porn addicts can provide.
Task for Today
Reflect on how much easier sexual recovery is when you’re not trying to do it all by yourself.