Supportive Friends in Recovery

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All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.

Managing the aftermath of sexual addiction is a difficult task, and we do much better in this work when we have support from others. In the beginning, our primary support is often a therapist because that is the only person we’re willing to trust with our shameful secrets. Over time, however, we must expand our support network. We need at least a few safe, empathetic friends who understand the nature of sex addiction and the thought process of both addiction and recovery. This is why group therapy and 12-step recovery groups are so important. This is where we meet the people who help us feel a sense of belonging, security, and healthy (non-addiction-related) connection. The more secure we feel with these friends, the more able we are to move into the wider world with confidence.

Just for Today
Think of three people in recovery that you would like to be friends with and ask at least one of them to have coffee or lunch with you.