Tag Archives: denial

  • Recovery Ruins Addiction
    Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

    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...
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  • The Desire for Escape
    Sunday, February 2nd, 2020

    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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  • How Denial Sets In
    Sunday, January 26th, 2020

    How Denial Sets In

    “I wasn’t crying about mothers,” he said rather indignantly. “I was crying because I can’t get my shadow to stick on. Besides, I wasn’t crying.” Denial usually builds slowly...
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  • Addicts and the Blame Game
    Monday, January 13th, 2020

    Addicts and the Blame Game

    By Scott Brassart I didn’t come into substance and sex addiction recovery so I could heal or change my behaviors. I came into recovery because I thought that someone...
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  • Approaching Life Differently
    Saturday, January 11th, 2020

    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?
    Monday, January 6th, 2020

    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
    Thursday, December 19th, 2019

    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’
    Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

    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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