We lie about our problematic behaviors, even to ourselves.
Active sex addicts routinely ignore warning signs of problematic behavior—ruined relationships, depression and anxiety, trouble in school or at work, financial problems, arrest, etc. Even when we are forced to look at the consequences of our addiction, we place the blame on others and continue our activities without a second thought. It’s as if we are unable to see, or we refuse to see, the destructive effects that our addictive behaviors have not only on ourselves but on our loved ones. In other words, we “deny” that our addiction is a problem.
Just for Today
Identify three lies that you’ve you told yourself, and believed, about your addiction.