INTEGRITY: Most people recovering from sex addiction have learned the benefits and the importance of having integrity in their life.It is essential that they share their feelings appropriately and be truthful with themselves and that they avoid anything that would cause even a hint of suspicion by others.Codependents habitually find themselves on a “dance floor” attracted to partners who are a perfect counter-match to their uniquely passive, submissive and acquiescent dance style.As natural followers in their relationship dance, codependents are passive and accommodating dance partners. Codependents find narcissistic dance partners deeply appealing.
When codependents and narcissists pair up, the dancing experience sizzles with excitement — at least in the beginning.
Here are THREE REASONS individuals need not be afraid to date someone who has recovered from or is in active recovery from a sex addiction: STRONG BOUNDARIES: Most individuals recovering from sex addiction who have worked hard in a program, such as outpatient therapy, along with being a part of a support group or in-patient program with a solid outpatient support system know the importance of having strong boundaries to first protect themselves from relapse or slipping back into old habits.
For example, a person who has abused alcohol needs to stay away from bars and heavy drinking venues to avoid temptation.
One way that you will know that your dating partner is someone who values integrity is to watch him or her.
I can say this much: When you date someone, you date all of them.