Trying to change on your own keeps you in the cycle.
Addicts experience shame about their behaviors. Shame is a profound sense of unworthiness. When people feel shame, they often use isolation (avoiding others and keeping secrets) as their go-to method of coping. Shame leads to secrecy. Secrecy leads to isolation. Isolation keeps you in the addiction cycle.
- Percentage of divorces involving a partner with “an obsessive interest in pornographic websites.” 56%
- Percentage of young adult men viewing pornography weekly 66%
- Internet porn searches (as a percentage of all searches) 25%