Closing your eyes and plugging up your ears won’t fix anything.
As active sex and porn addicts, we compulsively used sexual fantasy and activity as a way to numb out and not feel stress and other forms of emotional discomfort, regardless of potential or actual consequences. And we lacked empathy for those who were negatively affected by our addiction, including spouses, partners, kids, friends, neighbors, and employers. Sometimes we even blamed our ‘need to escape’ on the attitudes and actions of these other people. We also found ourselves living a double life, separating our sexual activity from our work and home life—keeping secrets, telling lies, manipulating, juggling, minimizing, justifying, etc.
Task for Today
Choose to live in reality, however uncomfortable you find it.