The process of healing from addiction is both scary and exciting – filled with ups and downs.
Many recovering sex and porn addicts find that in the early days of sobriety and healing even the smallest annoyances can feel like massive problems. This is because we’ve been “self-medicating” every feeling we’ve encountered, often for years on end, with escapist sexual fantasies and behaviors. Now, suddenly deprived of this go-to coping mechanism, we must feel every little bump in the road, and we are just not used to that. As such, we sometimes tend to overreact and blow up, getting angry with ourselves and others. We may even break into tears for no apparent reason. This is perfectly normal. It is part of the growth process, and it’s expected.
Just for Today
View life in recovery as an awesome rollercoaster and try to enjoy the ride.