Tag Archives: Feelings

  • Early Sobriety Can Be Uncomfortable
    Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

    Early Sobriety Can Be Uncomfortable

    Every flower must grow through dirt. Most sex and porn addicts experience extreme emotional discomfort in early sobriety. And why would we not? After all, addictive sexuality has been...
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  • The Etiology (Formation) of Addiction
    Sunday, July 28th, 2019

    The Etiology (Formation) of Addiction

    We are not addicted to a substance or behavior; we’re addicted to escaping reality. When our early-life caregivers are absent, impaired, addicted, neglectful, anxious, inconsistent, intrusive, overbearing, or similarly...
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  • Acknowledging Feelings
    Sunday, May 19th, 2019

    Acknowledging Feelings

    Doing one very simple thing – validating your feelings – will change your life in powerful ways. Before choosing how to deal with intense feelings, a basic first step...
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  • The Disease of Addiction
    Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

    The Disease of Addiction

    We don’t recover from addiction by quitting. We recover by creating a new life where it is easier to engage in the addiction. Once upon a time, addiction was...
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  • Developing Empathy for Your Partner
    Monday, May 6th, 2019

    Developing Empathy for Your Partner

    Beautiful souls do not just happen. As sex addicts, we tend to hurt the people we love. The single biggest step we can take toward repairing our broken relationships...
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  • Overcome Overwhelmed
    Friday, May 3rd, 2019

    Overcome Overwhelmed

    Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you figure out who you really are. When we feel scattered and overwhelmed, it’s usually because we’ve...
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  • Working Step Four
    Monday, April 29th, 2019

    Working Step Four

    Don’t look for someone to solve your problems, look for someone who won’t let you go through them alone. Because of the difficult and painful emotions that Step Four...
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  • Working Step Four
    Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

    Working Step Four

    Self-reflection helps you steer your thoughts, emotions, and feelings in a healthy direction. Creating our Step Four inventories can be a miserable endeavor. Basically, we’re dredging up the worst...
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