“I struggled with sexual addiction for as long as I can remember. Late childhood to early teens was marked as a happy time, but scattered throughout were seeds of shame and fear.
I battled with a world of secrets in internet pornography. Throughout my marriage it has been an up and down battle. Deep in my heart I knew that overcoming this addiction would require a change that was deeper and more comprehensive than ever before.
For months I worked regularly with my individual therapist and started attending group. I learned more about the biochemistry of addiction as well as the effects that shame and my early relationships had on my ability to connect with others. Perhaps the greatest moment in my recovery was learning to love myself.