U is for Unique
Unique may not be a unique word for the A-Z Challenge. I’ll bet by the time I’m done writing this post I’ll be tired of the word unique.
But I think unique applies very well to my situation. Seriously, how many people have you come across in the A-Z Challenge that are writing about sex addiction? I think it’s a safe bet I’m the only one. Making me, well, unique.
Devin and I are also unusual (sorry, I needed a break from the word unique) as a couple. Not because of how we met. We met online. Thousands of partners meet that way. We are exceptional because we stayed together despite his addiction. Most end up divorced after disclosure. We are the rare couple that stuck together.
He also found a unique online recovery program immediately after his addiction was diagnosed. He credits his initial success to Candeo. It’s dedicated to breaking the cycle of addiction by replacing bad habits with good ones.
But wait. There’s more.
It’s unique in theory too.
Because Candeo believes addiction to porn works the same as addiction to narcotics and alcohol. Dopamine and endorphins rush through the body and create a high when someone views porn. Perceptions become skewed and eventually, intimacy is distorted. Candeo teaches the addict how to retrain their brain to emotionally connect again. How to replace unhealthy behaviors with healthier ones.
If you want to learn how Candeo explains the brain-chemical addiction, click the link. It’s quite fascinating.
They don’t limit themselves to porn addiction either. They are also helping people living with anxiety and depression. A great and unique program. Just like Devin and I..well, we're not a program. We're in a program. You know what I mean!
What makes you unique?
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