Letting go of secrets gives you the freedom to move forward with a different, better life.
For most recovering sex and porn addicts, creating powerlessness and unmanageability inventories is the easy part of working Step 1. The more difficult part is sharing these inventories with other recovering sex and porn addicts – usually as part of a 12-Step sexual recovery meeting. Telling the truth is unnatural for sex and porn addicts, and we usually do not want to do it. However, sharing our addiction history and its consequences lifts the burden of compartmentalizing our behaviors and carrying around the heavy burden of internalized shame.
Task for Today
Share a secret about your addiction with someone you trust.