Tag Archives: shame

  • Guilt vs. Shame
    Wednesday, January 25th, 2023

    Guilt vs. Shame

    Shame, the inherent belief that we are flawed and unworthy, is a soul-eating emotion. Guilt is the feeling that we’ve done something bad that goes against our values and...
  • Combatting Shame
    Tuesday, December 27th, 2022

    Combatting Shame

    With sex and porn addiction, shame is the master emotion. A considerable amount of research makes it clear that not talking about feelings of shame is usually more damaging...
  • Stop Listening to the Noise in Your Head
    Friday, December 9th, 2022

    Stop Listening to the Noise in Your Head

    Shame loses its power when shared with another loving person. As sex and porn addicts, we can almost universally identify when other addicts talk about the ‘shitty committee’ that...
  • Shame: The Wisdom of Sirius Black
    Sunday, November 27th, 2022

    Shame: The Wisdom of Sirius Black

    Shame thrives in darkness, but withers in sunlight. In Harry Potter: The Order of the Phoenix, Harry fears the darkness with himself. When he shares this with his godfather,...
  • How Shame Impacts Us
    Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022

    How Shame Impacts Us

    David Fawcett PhD, LCSW There are many possible sources of shame, including secrets in one’s family of origin, abuse of various forms, body shame, mental health problems, work, financial...
  • Combatting Shame
    Thursday, October 27th, 2022

    Combatting Shame

    Shame is an antisocial emotion. Talking about shame is the social solution. As active sex and porn addicts, we spent our days trying very hard to not feel our...
  • Overcoming the Shame of Porn Addiction
    Tuesday, September 27th, 2022

    Overcoming the Shame of Porn Addiction

    A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life. Porn addicts are often reluctant to seek help....