Tag Archives: denial

  • What is Denial?
    Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

    What is Denial?

    Sex addicts lie about their problematic behaviors – even to themselves. Active sex and porn addicts routinely ignore warning signs of problematic behavior – ruined relationships, depression and anxiety,...
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  • The Desire for Escape
    Sunday, February 17th, 2019

    The Desire for Escape

    Closing your eyes and plugging up your ears won’t fix anything. As active sex and porn addicts, we compulsively used sexual fantasy and activity as a way to numb...
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  • Blaming Others
    Thursday, February 14th, 2019

    Blaming Others

    Sex and porn addicts often place blame for their addiction on the actions of others. One long-sober sex addict jokes, “I didn’t come into sexual recovery to heal or...
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  • 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


    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


    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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