Tag Archives: Feelings

  • 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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  • The Pink Cloud
    Friday, April 19th, 2019

    The Pink Cloud

    Let your joy scream across the pain. Some sex addicts experience the opposite of withdrawal in early recovery. This is known as the honeymoon or the pink cloud. These...
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  • Sex Addiction is Not About the Sex
    Sunday, April 7th, 2019

    Sex Addiction is Not About the Sex

    There is a big difference between ongoing happiness and chasing euphoric moments as an escape. Sex addicts are hooked on the dissociative euphoria (the trance/bubble) produced by their intense...
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  • The Neurobiology of Addiction
    Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

    The Neurobiology of Addiction

    The only significant difference between substance and sex addictions is that substance addicts ingest alcohol or drugs to create an emotionally escapist neurochemical reaction, whereas sex addicts rely on...
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  • Why We Lash Out
    Sunday, March 31st, 2019

    Why We Lash Out

    It is clear that we make our own misery. In our addiction and as recovering people, we sometimes hurt the people we love by trying “to help them” when...
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  • Triggers
    Thursday, March 21st, 2019

    Triggers

    Sex addiction is not rational. It is culture, habit, and craving. Triggers are the thoughts and feelings that induce the strong desire – the craving– to engage in a...
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  • Early Sobriety Can Be Uncomfortable
    Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

    Early Sobriety Can Be Uncomfortable

    Every flower must grow through dirt. Most sex addicts experience extreme emotional discomfort in early sobriety. And why would we not? After all, addictive sexuality has been our primary...
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