We are only as sick as our secrets.
In her book Daring Greatly, Brené Brown writes, “Shame resilience is about moving from shame to empathy—the real antidote to shame. If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame cannot survive. Self-compassion is also critically important, but because shame is a social concept—it happens between people—it also heals best between people.” This is why sex and porn addicts have so much trouble healing on their own. Without the empathetic support provided in group therapy, 12-step sexual recovering meetings, and the like, shame will continue to fester and to drive the addiction.
Task for Today
In therapy or a support group, share about one of your worst sexual moments.