I haven’t written in quite some time, especially here. I’m still sober, although I wouldn’t say I’ve been “working recovery” in the ways I used to. I want to recommit to my recovery – or maybe I want to call it something else – my SPIRITUAL JOURNEY. I want to recommit to boundaries and bottom […]
Discussion: How to help a struggling sponsee?
This is a question that was received from a sponsor regarding his sponsee. Although giving “advice” isn’t necessarily the best thing all the time, if it’s asked for, we can share our opinion based on our own experience. If you have questions that you’d like to discuss, please submit them here. Thanks for all your interaction […]
Discussion: Which of These Denial Statements Have You Used in Addiction
The following denial statements were compiled by Utah Valley Counseling. As I have been working on my full disclosure, my therapist has asked me to recognize the different denial statements I’ve used when acting out in my addiction. As I wrote out this list, many, if not all, of these statements have been part of […]
Discussion Group History & Statistics
Thanks for the comments and interaction on recent posts in the discussion group. I wanted to give you some updates to let you know how things have gone and what’s happening. I’m hoping my intent is to keep everyone in the loop and not brag or boast. Ultimately, this is OUR discussion, not mine. The […]
Discussion: Does One Really Need to Hit Rock Bottom to Recover?
This discussion topic about hitting rock bottom in sexual addiction is from one of our friends in recovery, Kevin. Thanks for contributing to the group discussion and for the time you put into collecting you thoughts on this topic. If anyone is interested in sharing a discussion topic, please reach out to me here. I struggle with the […]
Discussion: How Can I Be Patient With My Wife?
This discussion topic is a question we received from a friend in recovery. His concern is about how he can help his wife feel safe and how he can be patient with her when he feels she’s far away. If anyone is interested in sharing a discussion topic, please reach out to me here. The Status: I’ve had […]
Is Going Public with My Sexual Addiction Worth It?
I’ve decided, after much thought, to use this blog primarily for discussion topics and not as my personal journal anymore. I am still writing in my personal journal but have decided to take that offline; well, actually on Google Drive. I do want to be transparent and share what’s working for me to live in […]
Discussion: Is Caffeine a Coping Mechanism for Sexual Addiction?
This discussion topic about the role caffeine plays in sexual addiction recovery is from one of our friends in recovery, Anoni Mouse. This concept was originally discussed on his blog – thanks for contributing to the group discussion and for the time you put into collecting you thoughts. If anyone is interested in sharing a discussion topic, please […]
Discussion: Reactive vs. Proactive Recovery
This discussion topic about reactive vs. proactive recovery is from one of our friends in recovery, Sam. Thanks to Sam for contributing to the group discussion and for the time he put into collecting his thoughts. If you’re interested in sharing a discussion topic, please reach out to me here. I’ve been doing daily check-ins every night […]
Recognizing My Negative Emotions Today
I’m feeling a lot of stress and anxiety right now. I love having the family here, but I’ve not been able to work at all and have projects that need to be finished. I’ve received a bad review from a HS client. I got a fairly mean email from a client who wants his site […]