Tag Archives: social support

  • Recovery Requires Other People
    Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

    Recovery Requires Other People

    Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who will disagree with you. The great UCLA basketball coach and philosopher John Wooden once said, “Failure is not...
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  • Building Your Support Network
    Friday, June 14th, 2019

    Building Your Support Network

    When is the last time someone gave you the peace of their heart rather than a piece of their mind? Having a knowledgeable and empathetic support network is a...
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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 22nd, 2019

    Working Step Five

    To have real conversations with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk. To get started with Step Five you must first...
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  • Make 12-Step Meetings Non-Negotiable
    Friday, May 17th, 2019

    Make 12-Step Meetings Non-Negotiable

    The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, it’s to schedule your priorities. One recovering sex addict with a demanding job, a spouse, and three kids says...
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  • Asking for Help
    Thursday, May 9th, 2019

    Asking for Help

    It’s not the load that breaks you, it’s trying to carry the entire thing all by yourself. When we are triggered toward our addiction, the most effective way to...
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  • Daily Meetings
    Friday, April 26th, 2019

    Daily Meetings

    Fire cannot be made with dead embers. When new to sexual recovery, we often balk at the suggestion that we need to attend 12-step meetings every day. If so,...
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  • Stocking Your Toolbox
    Monday, April 22nd, 2019

    Stocking Your Toolbox

    Addicts must shape the tools of their recovery. Thereafter, the tools will shape them. When recovering sex addicts are triggered, it is important that they have a recovery-centric toolkit...
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