How to deal with your life – everyday – without using comforters.
I have an addictive personality, and it expresses itself in many different ways.
But despite which addictions I have, the reason I crave in the first place all boils down to:
- the fact that I want to be comforted.
- I don’t want to feel vulnerable or exposed.
- I am afraid.
And these are feelings that happen every day, every week.
So it irks me very much when most addiction writing out there always focuses on how to stop the addiction, how to cope with withdrawal and how to deal with cravings.
There is more, much more to it than this.
I’m not saying that these models and mechanisms aren’t important. They truly are invaluable. But they are only a part of the picture.
Here’s a simplified graphic of the typical response anyone would get for addictions such as…
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