Sexual Sobriety May Change Over Time

Ascent is always difficult. Descent is easy and often slippery.

Sexual sobriety plans are not set in stone. In fact, we often spend a month or two (or a year or two) with a particular set of boundaries and then realize that our plan needs adjustment. (Recent developments in digital technology have forced many of us to revise our boundary plans.) That said, changing a boundary plan is never something we should do on our own. Making changes should always involve input from our therapist, our 12-step sponsor, and others who support our recovery. Changes to boundary plans are not made just because some “special situation” presents itself and we decide, in the moment, to make a change. Such behavior is not called “changing our plan,” it’s called “acting out.”

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Consider the ways in which you may need to update your sexual sobriety plan. Discuss this with your therapist and your 12-step sponsor.