Tag Archives: denial

  • Approaching Life Differently
    Monday, January 11th, 2021

    Approaching Life Differently

    If nothing changes, nothing changes. When the road gets difficult, we can embrace the challenge and think about it as a chance to make ourselves and the world a...
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  • What is Denial?
    Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

    What is Denial?

    As addicts, we tell huge and powerful lies – most of all to ourselves. Active sex and porn addicts routinely ignore warning signs of problematic behavior – ruined relationships,...
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  • Rationalization
    Saturday, December 19th, 2020

    Rationalization

    Rationalization is the process of not perceiving reality, instead bending it to fit one’s desires. Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner once wrote, “Ingenuity was apparently given...
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  • Sex and Porn Addiction and Denial
    Thursday, November 26th, 2020

    Sex and Porn Addiction and Denial

    Delay is the deadliest form of denial. As sex and porn addicts, we rationalize, minimize, and justify our sexual adventures, blaming everyone and everything but ourselves for our actions...
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  • The Aftermath of Acting Out
    Sunday, November 8th, 2020

    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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  • The Role of Denial
    Saturday, October 24th, 2020

    The Role of Denial

    A core issue of active addiction is the avoidance of reality. Science fiction author Douglas Adams once wrote, “There is no point in using the word impossible to describe...
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  • Addiction: The Role of Denial
    Friday, October 16th, 2020

    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...
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  • Sex and Porn Addiction and Secrecy
    Friday, September 18th, 2020

    Sex and Porn Addiction and Secrecy

    If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself. As active sex and porn addicts, we organized our entire lives around sexual fantasy and...
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  • Willful Ignorance
    Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

    Willful Ignorance

    We’re not in denial. We’re just selective about the reality we accept. For some of us, denial is so deep and so powerful that we somehow manage to stay...
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