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How Can a Porn/Sex Addict in Recovery, most effectively project His Authenticity and Higher Self?



In Episode 194, Mark and Steve respond to what may be the most brief situation and question ever submitted to PBSE. It comes from a sex addict trying to reconcile with his partner. Here's his submission— "How can I reconcile my infidelity and my care for women’s rights? My wife says that I’m lying to myself, but I feel like I do care about #metoo. Like, wtf???" In this episode, Mark and Steve get raw and real about HOW a porn/sex addict in recovery can most effectively project his authenticity and higher self to his partner. First, Mark and Steve talk about "obstacles"— Obstacles: - Lack of trust - Lack of empathy - Caught in victim mode - Lack of accountability for the past or future commitments - Unwillingness to collaborate - Lack of shame resiliency - Ego Defense Mechanisms (Pride, stubbornness, machismo, ego) - Incorrect paradigms surrounding sexuality, connection, etc. - Addict/Survival Resistance mentality Then they talk about the "solutions"— Solutions: - Actively seeking and developing trust-building experiences - An openness to other paradigms and ways of doing things (input from a spouse, therapist, group members, friends, etc) - Practicing and growing in active account-ability and response-ability - Developing vulnerability and mindfulness - Practicing & developing self-worth and confidence - Sobriety - Consistent follow-through and change in working to fix cultural and cognitive distortions regarding sexuality, connection, etc

Learn more about Mark and Steve's revolutionary online porn/sexual addiction recovery and betrayal trauma healing program—"Dare to Connect!" You have live access to Mark and Steve in 3 one-hour sessions every week—addicts, spouses and couples! And live support groups on weekends, facilitated by Mark and Steve! To try a free, 2-week trial, visit—daretoconnectnow.com

Find out more about Steve Moore at: Ascension Counseling Learn more about Mark Kastleman at: Reclaim Counseling Services

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