the survival phase of your sex addiction recovery

"Very, difficult; a metamorphosis from beginning to end. But in the end empowering. Kind of like natural child birth, but extremely more painful and traumatic. I came in Thursday in so much pain; it felt unbearable. It got worse day 1-2, but by day 3 after the disclosure and polygraph it was better because I was given hope and dignity that let me have confidence that I will eventually heal. Your compassion, experience, and professionalism gave us both some much needed dignity in order to survive and heal ...
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survival phase

The Survival Phase of your recovery from sex addiction marks the beginning of your journey.  The following applies:

Six (6) months to one (1) year or more
You are in the Survival Phase of your recovery if you:
  • Have just started your recovery  
  • Have recently slipped or relapsed
  • Have not been able to establish a period of sobriety
  • Have recently experienced a crisis related to acting out

recovery is so much more than sobriety!

recovery means:

  • New boundaries
  • New traffic patterns
  • New friends
  • New behaviors
  • New time management skills
  • New life

it also means an end to:

  • Isolation
  • Narcissism (admittedly this is probably a work in progress)
  • Self-loathing
  • And many other things
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