Tag Archives: denial

  • What Have You Missed?
    Sunday, October 28th, 2018

    What Have You Missed?

    A primary difference between addicts and non-addicts is non-addicts change their behavior to meet their goals, while addicts change their goals to meet their behaviors. Sex addicts often forget...
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  • We Need Honest Feedback to Recover
    Friday, October 19th, 2018

    We Need Honest Feedback to Recover

    Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. Creating an effective sexual sobriety plan requires complete and brutal honesty on the part of not...
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  • Recognizing Sexual Addiction
    Friday, July 6th, 2018

    Recognizing Sexual Addiction

    It may not be easy to find happiness within ourselves, but it’s impossible to find it elsewhere. The core signs and symptoms of sexual addiction are generally the same...
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  • Entitlement
    Thursday, May 24th, 2018

    Entitlement

    If we feel entitled to something, we’ll step all over someone else to get it. As sex addicts, we often feel entitled to act out. We convince ourselves that...
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  • Justification
    Thursday, May 17th, 2018

    Justification

    Sex 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...
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  • The Aftermath of Acting Out
    Sunday, May 6th, 2018

    The Aftermath of Acting Out

    As addicts, we’re not in denial. We’re just selective about the reality we accept. After we sexually act out, we attempt to distance ourselves emotionally from what we’ve just...
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  • Willful Ignorance
    Friday, May 4th, 2018

    Willful Ignorance

    Sex addicts are not in denial, they’re just selective about the reality they accept. For some of us, denial is so deep and so powerful that we somehow manage...
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  • Minimization
    Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

    Minimization

    Pretending that a problem is not a problem will not make it go away. Sex addicts are masters of denial. We blame, we justify, we rationalize, and we minimize....
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  • The Role of Denial
    Monday, March 26th, 2018

    The Role of Denial

    A core issue of active sex addiction is the avoidance of reality. Science fiction author Douglas Adams once wrote, “There is no point in using the word ‘impossible’ to...
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