Tag Archives: denial

  • Justification
    Thursday, June 1st, 2023


    Addicts are experts at creating ‘justifiable reasons’ for their actions. Rudyard Kipling once (jokingly) wrote, “I never made a mistake in my life; at least, never one that I...
  • Entitlement
    Friday, May 12th, 2023


    When we feel entitled to something, we’ll step all over someone else to get it. As sex and porn addicts, we often feel entitled to act out. We convince...
  • Overcoming Denial
    Saturday, April 8th, 2023

    Overcoming Denial

    Denying the truth doesn’t change the facts. As recovering sex and porn addicts, we must develop an honest understanding of our addiction—what it is, how it negatively affects us...
  • Excuses and Denials: I’m Stuck. Oh My!
    Tuesday, March 28th, 2023

    Excuses and Denials: I’m Stuck. Oh My!

    Tami VerHelst This happens so often it makes my head spin. I answer the phone – the one that people call seeking help for addiction. Two scenarios – it’s...
  • Standard Issue Denial
    Tuesday, March 21st, 2023

    Standard Issue Denial

    Addicts would rather deny a hard truth than face it. The most common form of sex and porn addiction denial, used by almost every married or partnered addict, centers...
  • Porn Addiction Denial
    Tuesday, March 14th, 2023

    Porn Addiction Denial

    Robert Weiss PhD, LCSW, CSAT Porn addicts rarely view their sexual fantasy life as a cause of their unhappiness and life challenges. Even when they are neck-deep in consequences,...
  • Addiction: The Role of Denial
    Tuesday, March 7th, 2023

    Addiction: The Role of Denial

    David Fawcett PhD, LCSW What Is Denial? Persons in active addiction, both substance and behavioral, are unlikely to view their substance use and compulsive behaviors as causes of the...
  • Blaming Others for Our Problems
    Friday, March 3rd, 2023

    Blaming Others for Our Problems

    At the end of the day, only I am responsible for my success or failure. One long-sober sex addict often jokes, “I didn’t come into sexual recovery to heal...
  • Recovery Ruins Addiction
    Saturday, February 11th, 2023

    Recovery Ruins Addiction

    Denial is the worst kind of lie because it’s a lie you tell yourself. In Alcoholics Anonymous, they say that nothing is worse than a belly full of booze...