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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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Isn’t Masturbation Healthy? How can I be a sex addict?

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Most people think that masturbation is a normal, healthy part of an individual’s sex life. But that isn’t always the case. Like with any addiction, it is the excessive, compulsive behavior that defines the addiction. With this addiction the need to act out in order to fill a void, stop an emotion, or get...
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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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Sex Addiction: What is God’s Will for Our Lives?

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Sex Addiction: What is God’s Will for Our Lives?

So, what does it really mean to accept God’s will for our lives. What is God’s will? Will is the mental faculty we use to deliberately choose or decide upon a course of action. When I think I know what’s going to happen…that’s my will. When things happen that are supposed to happen, that’s...
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Sex Addiction: What are Bottom Line or Inner Circle Behaviors?

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Sex Addiction: What are Bottom Line or Inner Circle Behaviors?

Bottom line or Inner Circle Behaviors are those behaviors that a sex addict does not want to engage in any more. These are the behaviors that get the sex addict in trouble, cause them to have severe consequences in their lives and get in the way of living a healthy life. Inner Circle Behaviors...
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Sex Addiction: What is Honesty?

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Sex Addiction: What is Honesty?

Sounds like a simple question…For many sex addicts lying is or was a part of life. In the throes of unhealthy obsessive and compulsive behaviors, we have to lie to keep feeding the addiction and hide from everyone the shame and feelings of worthlessness and guilt. The first path of recovery is to become...
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Why Do Sex Addicts Keep Secrets?

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Why Do Sex Addicts Keep Secrets?

The simple answer is sex addicts keep secrets because they have to. The feelings of shame, guilt, embarrassment and fear of discovery take them deeper into isolation and they pull away from all other aspects of life due to the overwhelming need to move deeper in their addiction. At first the secrets start small...
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Sex Addiction: What Does One Day At a Time Mean?

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Sex Addiction: What Does One Day At a Time Mean?

I was a guest last night on Recovery Radio Raw, November 8th 2012.  The host, Indian Bob and I have been discussing the top questions most asked of and by addicts. Questions like, Why can’t addicts stop? What causes sex addiction, not unlike many of my articles here and videos on YouTube, The host, Indian...
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Sex Addiction: What is Acceptance?

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Sex Addiction: What is Acceptance?

The life of a sex addict is more than just the sexually addictive, obsessive and compulsive sexual behaviors. It’s about how the mind works, how the addict came to be the way he or she is. Fearful, uncertain, scared, nervous, anxious, depressed, lonely and a myriad of other negative feelings and emotions. This is...
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4 Strategies for Spouses and Partners of Sex Addicts

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4 Strategies for Spouses and Partners of Sex Addicts

Sex addiction is a real disease and the more a spouse and partner knows about the disease of sex addiction the easier it will be for the sex addict to get the help they need and the support of understanding loved ones. Strategy 1: Recognizing the ‘disease’ of sex addiction Like other addictions, sex...
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