Tag Archives: Honesty

  • Honesty and Recovery
    Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

    Honesty and Recovery

    By David Fawcett PhD, LCSW Active addicts have a serious problem with being honest. The essential fuel for any addiction is lying. There are lies about getting one’s drug,...
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  • Honesty in 12-Step Meetings
    Saturday, June 8th, 2019

    Honesty in 12-Step Meetings

    You can’t save your face and your ass at the same time. Many recovering sex addicts worry that if they go to a twelve-step meeting and tell the truth...
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  • Sexual Integrity
    Friday, June 7th, 2019

    Sexual Integrity

    Try not to become a person of success, but a person of integrity.   A primary goal for most recovering sex addicts is developing what Dr. Rob Weiss refers...
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  • Becoming Vulnerable
    Thursday, June 6th, 2019

    Becoming Vulnerable

    To grow up is to accept vulnerability. Happiness expert Brené Brown once wrote, “Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and...
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  • Working Step Five
    Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

    Working Step Five

    Truth will set you free. If you’re like most recovering sex addicts, you’ll find that as you work Step Five a sense of relief sets in. Grudges, resentments, fears,...
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  • The Damage Done
    Monday, May 13th, 2019

    The Damage Done

    Shame, blame, disrespect, betrayal, and the withholding of affection damage the roots from which love grows. Typically, it’s not any specific sexual or romantic act that causes the most...
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  • Open Relationships
    Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

    Open Relationships

    Time will inevitably uncover dishonesty and lies. History has no place for them. The simple truth is that if we want an open relationship, even while in sexual recovery,...
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  • We Need Honest Feedback to Recover
    Friday, October 19th, 2018

    We Need Honest Feedback to Recover

    Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. Creating an effective sexual sobriety plan requires complete and brutal honesty on the part of not...
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