The Pain of the Pleasure: Effect on Your Loved One

from sexaddicttherapy.blogspot.com A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.  ~Ruth Bell Graham Your Partner’s Pain The effect on your partner of your addiction has to be one of the most painful negative consequences of your sexual behavior. When they discover  (and they do have ways of discovering)  the amount of time spent…

The Pain of the Pleasure: The Loss of Self-Esteem

Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on. Maxwell Maltz Porn addiction and compulsive sexual thoughts and behavior lead to increasingly serious consequences, both in the mind of the addict and in his or her life. These consequences can include profound depression (sometimes with suicidal thoughts), chronic low self-esteem, shame, self-hatred, hopelessness,…

The Pain of the Pleasure: Loss of Physical Health

  When it comes to your health, a time-and energy-consuming porn habit can seriously interfere with critical self-care activities such as exercising, physical check ups, eating well, getting enough sleep and even bathing and grooming. Sleep deprivation is a particular problem for porn users, given that many people access porn before going to bed or…

The Pain of the Pleasure: Loss of Recreational Time

Involvement in porn addiction gradually erodes a person’s choices and options for living a good life.  As the progression of the addiction increases, interest in things that used to make life satisfying decreases.  Probably the first thing you lose to the obsession for porn is time for recreation. Recreation is the spending of time in…

The Pain of the Pleasure: Loss of Friendships

“In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. They keep the young out of mischief; they comfort and aid the old in their weakness, and they incite those in the prime of life to noble deeds.”                       –Aristotle One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one…