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Addiction Consequences Build Over Time

Working Step 5 - Sex and Relationship Healing

All daily inspirations can be found in the book Sex and Porn Addiction Healing and Recovery. Used here with permission of the author.

Acceptance of addiction is the first step toward overcoming its consequences.

Usually, sex and porn addiction build slowly over time. This makes it difficult to clearly see the ways in which our lives have changed for the worse. Consequences that even a casual outside observer could readily identify as catastrophic can, for many of us, gradually become the norm. Because of this, the insanity of our addiction can look perfectly normal to us. It’s like placing a frog in a pot of warm water that is then set to boil. Because the temperature rises only incrementally, the frog never even realizes it’s being cooked.

Task for Today
Think about how your consequences started small and then escalated without you really noticing.

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