A mantra for addicts and abusers who are attempting to live amends. Many addicts were introduced to this phrase upon entering a 12 step program. The addict is taught to look at sobriety one day at a time. This is comforting for the addict, but destructive for the partner. “One day at a time” mantra,Continue reading “2 Destructive Elements of One Day at a Time for Addicts and Abusers”
There are lots of people out there diagnosing “pornography addiction” that have no right to do it. The DSM currently has no diagnosis that meets the definition of pornography addiction, although the ICD does. The issue is that many individuals are diagnosed by their partner, clergy, or themselves. This climate makes it easy for mythsContinue reading “4 Pornography Addiction Myths”
Self-pity is the core of having a victim mentality. There are at least 4 dangers of allowing oneself to sit in self-pity. Self-pity makes you out to be the victim when you are the perpetrator Self-pity keeps you focused on yourself Self-pity keeps you from analyzing and taking steps to change Self-pity promotes the ideaContinue reading “4 Dangers of Self-Pity for Abusers and Addicts”
The most dangerous motivator on the planet A term that originated with B.F Skinner, intermittent reinforcement occurs when a subject is given a reward at irregular intervals. A study done with rats has become the foundation of behavioral psychology. Rats were given a lever to press. Some rats received food every time they pressed theContinue reading “4 Dangers of Intermittent Reinforcement”
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