Self-neglect plays a vital role in understanding your addictive behavior and where it came from. Self-neglect is the outcome of childhood experiences where we lacked the proper attachment to our parents, and learned that our emotional needs do not matter. Forest Benedict cites a statistic that claims 97% of sex addicts were victims of childhood emotional neglect. Benedict suggests that tuning into your childhood experiences and identifying the ways in which you experienced emotional neglect, learning to care for those unmet needs, and expressing them to others, is a major step toward healing the wounds that led to your addictive cycle.
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