Tag Archives: denial

  • Overcoming Denial
    Thursday, April 8th, 2021

    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
    Sunday, March 21st, 2021

    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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  • Blaming Others for Our Problems
    Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

    Blaming Others for Our Problems

    At the end of the day, only I am responsible for my success or failure. One long-sober sex addict often jokes, “I didn’t come into sexual recovery to heal...
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  • Recovery Ruins Addiction
    Thursday, February 11th, 2021

    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
    Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

    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
    Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

    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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  • 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 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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