Why should I have an accountability partner

ACCOUNTABILITY

As someone on the road to recovery from sexual addiction, you may feel alone in your journey. You have a hard task ahead of you, and at times, it may feel like you’re struggling upstream.

However, this doesn’t have to be something you do on your own. In fact, the recovery process is made much easier with the help of an accountability partner. Many therapists  recommend a partner who will help you reorient your life and keep your commitment to change.

An accountability partner can be a number of people — a therapist who specializes in sexual or pornography addiction, a trusted friend or clergy member, or a 12-step recovery program “sponsor.”

It is best to find someone who is neutral and unaffected by your personal struggle, as well as someone familiar with sex addiction and how to overcome it.

It may initially feel overwhelming or even silly to check in with someone else , but this accountability will be the first step toward moving forward. You may wonder: “How does an accountability partner help?”

Making verbal promises or commitments will help you formalize these goals. A partner can also help you accomplish tasks, such as throwing out problem material and canceling online accounts, and in a way, be your cheerleader. Support will make the whole process easier.

What’s your next step in the recovery process and how can an accountability partner help you? Contact a therapist today to get the process started.