One thing I've learned is that beating yourself up does not help. As a seasoned addiction counselor, I know that you will be tempted to lie to yourself and/or your partner or me about your addiction.Instead of beating yourself up or concluding that you're hopeless, use your discovery of this website and my free e-book as an opportunity to expand your knowledge so that you get the control over this very troubling problem you've struggled with most of your life. Anyone who tells you that overcoming a porn addiction, compulsive masturbation, infidelity, or promiscuity is easy is not someone to be trusted. But what I can do, and what the Most Personal Addiction can do, is help you overcome the temptation to lie to yourself and your partner or me about your sex addiction.With proper guidance the sexually addicted person can be completely truthful about any sex addiction, including a porn addiction, addictive masturbation, using prostitutes, massage parlors and the various other forms of sexual addiction. Effort Most addicted people are willing to work at overcoming their addiction once they enter counseling.However, if their efforts are not properly guided their attempt to stop will fail. Overcoming pornography addiction, compulsive masturbation, serial cheating, voyeurism, phone sex, and all other forms of sex addiction requires positive motivation.
A further example of why conventional licensed therapy and the 12-step program fail in dealing with sex addiction is that their approaches advise the use of HALT.Of course, sex addiction can't be stopped just by snapping your fingers.It takes careful planning, self-awareness, honesty, effort, and excellent advice.Assuming you've decided you're ready to stop, the free download of all 48 chapters of Topics on this page: You can break free |Cope With Failure | When To Stop | Misconceptions | Partner Addicted | Counselor Qualifications | Kinds of Sex Addiction | Codependency | Sex addiction and criminal behavior The media has done its best to portray sex addiction as a perfectly normal way of life.Conventional licensed therapy shares in this problem because conventional licensed therapists are notorious for telling people that addictive use of pornography and addictive masturbation are not a problem for open-minded people.I was working late." And of course, "I would never cheat on you." The first goal in counseling is to help the addicted person stop lying.