Tag Archives: denial

  • Willful Ignorance
    Thursday, August 12th, 2021

    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
    Friday, June 18th, 2021

    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
    Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

    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
    Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

    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
    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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