Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 10

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Step 10 Recovery from Sex AddictionRecovery from Sex Addiction Step 10

Step 10: Continued to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong admitted it.

The principle behind step 10 is Perseverance which means a continued effort to do or achieve despite difficulties, failures or opposition. There will be daily living challenges, difficult at times and we need to persevere.

When I was wrong promptly admitted it. As an addict I was a liar. I had to be a liar to hide all the acting out I did. Lying became a way of life and it didn’t have to be big lies, just little lies. I have to keep a close eye on what I say as sometimes my addict just wants to lie for the sake of lying. I can use step 10 all the time to take an inventory of my day, my life to see if I am being honest and working all the preceding steps.

Working step 10 requires a daily inventory. A reflection at the end of the day as towards the days events, reviewing your daily planner or your journal and seeing where you need to make changes or make amends. (the recovery day planner is an excellent tool for this work: available at

Step 10 Prayer

God, remove the selfishness, dishonesty, resentment and fear that has cropped up in my life right now. Help me discuss with someone immediately and make amends quickly if I have harmed anyone. Help me to cease fighting anything and anyone, show me how I may be helpful to someone else, help me react sanely not cocky or afraid, how may I best serve you, your will not mine be done.

This prayer helps us remove what we don’t want in our lives which caused us to live poorly. It helps us to get used to saying I made a mistake, forgive me and looking at our lives in a humble way and realize we’re human. We ask not to fight anything and anyone…

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