Shame as an Underlying Issue

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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.

Shame is like quicksand. It sucks us in and tries to kill us.

Nearly all sex and porn addicts are shame-based to one degree or another. As such, we tend to enter recovery feeling as if we are not good enough to recover and we don’t deserve to heal. And we continually point to our many negative life experiences as proof of these ‘facts.’ Unsurprisingly, this negative self-image is generally what created our addiction in the first place, serving as the underlying driver of our desire to escape and numb out through sexual fantasy and behavior.

Task for Today
Pick one thing you feel shame about and debunk that self-belief. If you struggle with this task, ask a friend to help you.