I am a Sex and Love Addict, I kind of knew that all along but I really only found out about it on 26 June 2014 when I attended my first SLAA (Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous) meeting.
This blog is for me: I need an outlet, i.e. a place to let it out. I am going to share in SLAA meetings when I get the courage but I need a place where I can do a bit more in depth sharing about something that is particularly on my mind. I will do that here.
This blog is for you, the Addict: Whatever your addiction might be, whether or not you are going through a recovery program, this blog is for you to know you are not alone. look for the similarities, not the differences and use what you could to make progress.
This blog is for you, the family or a friend of an addict: please know one thing, you will NEVER understand what it is like to be an addict unless you are one. so before you start judging them, the addict in your life, take a look and try to see them through the lens of another. Before you get overly frustrated with their inability to get it together educate yourself through the experiences of others and be that resource who might make a difference in their life.
And finally this blog is for everyone: if you are a random reader, stumbled upon this, if you are a curious researcher, if you are who you are, here is a perspective that you might not come across otherwise.
To all of you, please hear me out as I go through my recovery, please reply and let me know your thoughts, and more importantly reach out so we can connect and build a network of fellowships that can support recovery efforts wherever they may exist.