Denying the truth doesn’t change the facts.
As recovering sex and porn addicts, we must develop an honest understanding of our addiction—what it is, how it negatively affects us and others, why we engage in it, etc. And this knowledge is best attained through concrete, unfiltered discussion and review of past sexual behaviors, past relationships, and past hurts to ourselves and others. Once this information is uncovered, it’s harder to pretend that compulsive sexual fantasy and behavior are not a problem. This is doubly true when this information is ‘witnessed’ by a therapist, a 12-step sponsor or group, an accountability partner, and other supportive people who are also in the process of healing from sex or porn addiction. To recover from our addiction, we must talk about our addiction.
Task for Today
Share three facts about your addiction with at least one person who actively supports your recovery.