Recovering sex addicts must learn to enjoy the ups while staying prepared for the downs.
Many sex addicts experience a “honeymoon period” in early recovery, in which they suddenly lose all desire to engage in their addiction. Fascinated by the insight they’re developing and thrilled to have finally found a solution to their long-term problem, they move forward thinking that recovery is easy and they’ve got their addiction in the bag. This is not, however, the case. The pink cloud of early recovery is temporary, and the desire to act out eventually returns—often stronger than before. If this is not expected and anticipated, it is easy for addicts to think that something has gone awry in their recovery. In reality, nothing is amiss. This is a normal part of the sex addiction healing process.
Just for Today
Think of one healthy thing you can do when the “recovery blues” hit.