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Sex Addiction: What is Guilt and Shame

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Sex Addiction: What is Guilt and Shame

I recently responded to a comment/question asked on an earlier blog, Sex Addiction: Why Can’t You Just Stop Acting Out?. It got me thinking about how guilt and shame play a role in the addiction cycle. Now guilt and shame may be part of the original cause of the addiction, but that isn’t what I...
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Six Ways Sex Addiction Can Hurt You!

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Sex addiction is an issue that spreads beyond the individual addict.  The time spent planning and engaging in the addictive behaviors, the mood swings that come from cravings, guilt and shame, and the consistent lies involved in hiding the addiction all take a toll of familial and social relationships.  Engaging in these behaviors can...
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Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 1

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Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 1

Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over sex and love addiction – that our lives had become unmanageable. Note that in each of the 3 popular 12 step fellowships for recovery from Sex Addiction: Step 1 defines the addiction a little different. In SAA (Sex Addicts Anonymous) We admitted we were powerless over...
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