How does an addict kick the cybersex habit when he or she needs to be on the computer for work?
How can the addict stop abusing when relapse is just a mouse click away?
• Relapse – The addict in recovery feels tempted to return to the computer during stressful or emotionally charged moments. They tell themselves that cybersex is the best way to relax and feel good about themselves. They remember how good cybersex felt both sexually and emotionally, and they forget how bad they felt afterwards.
The rationalization period starts again and the cycle repeats itself.
To address cybersexual abuse and addictive behavior, the same basic steps are applied.
First, it is important to determine the Internet activities, situations, and emotions that are most likely to trigger net binges.
Besides, my drive is stronger than my wife’s, so it won’t hurt, actually it will help our relationship, so I don’t go looking for someone in real life.
Related articles: Super-sizing Sex The Double Bind of Sex Addiction Sex Addiction is a Relational Disorder © Copyright 2012 Good Permission to publish granted by Kimberly Young, Psy D, therapist in Bradford, Pennsylvania The preceding article was solely written by the author named above.I play mind games with myself, telling myself just a little won’t hurt. The temptation is constantly there and relapse is just a click away.” Relapse is a common struggle for anyone in recovery, but the problem often seems compounded by the need to use the computer while in recovery from cybersexual addiction.The relapse process is especially difficult for the cybersex addict due to the stop-start relapse cycle.Similar to programs that address overeating and food addiction, the addict will need to learn how to make healthy, positive choices about his or her Internet use because complete abstinence isn’t always possible in today’s technological world.There are two basic principles to follow: Principle One: Learn to moderate legitimate use of the Internet.
A particular chat room, a certain time of day, or the mood you are in just before you go online may all serve as “triggers” that will lead to inappropriate conduct and abuse.