Tag Archives: denial

  • 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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  • Denial
    Thursday, June 18th, 2020

    Denial

    It’s difficult to find truth within ourselves. It’s impossible to find it elsewhere. Nearly all sex and porn addicts engage in denial. Denial keeps us out of touch with...
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  • Justification
    Monday, June 1st, 2020

    Justification

    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...
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  • Entitlement
    Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

    Entitlement

    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...
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  • Overcoming Denial
    Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

    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...
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  • Standard Issue Denial
    Saturday, March 21st, 2020

    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...
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