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When it comes to kids asking about sex, there have always been jokes, cringing, embarrassment, and confusion.
What do I say, how do I protect them yet equip them, where is the line, are they too young to even ask the question? These questions and many more get fumbled by countless parents every day, and they serve as a pretty good guide as we think about communicating about sex addiction treatment! The first thing to consider is how old are they and therefore what is developmentally appropriate for them to hear or know about 1? This question is crucial because it is the primary information you need to know to adequately protect your kids while still addressing the disruption in their lives.
The kids might not yet know what sex is. You want to carefully consider every phrase you use and how much exposure it creates, how much confusion it will stimulate, and if it could overwhelm your kids and create anxiety.
Whatever level they need, them there, and be ready and open for questions to come. Look up developmental guides and find out what is appropriate—talk to a counselor who works with sexual addiction or children. This is a learning opportunity. You want to let people know that you are making very serious changes and that mental health is a priority for your family. However, the more intimate your relationship with friends and family, the more you may disclose. You must also ask yourself: what is it that this person needs to know?
This is to help you continue building meaningful relationships without putting the undue stress of sexual addiction treatment on others.
To clarify this, your social circle of friends may need to know you have struggled with mental health and appreciated their support in your recovery. You close friends may need to know you are in addiction recovery so they can support you. Your extended family, depending on how close and supportive they are, may need to know nothing much beyond you are out of town that week or they may need to know of the distress and trauma your family are going through so that they can assist in multiple ways.
There is no simple answer other than to assess what is pertinent to this relationship about which you are thinking. This is because their best interest is important, just as your recovery is important. Sexual details, for instance, are not typically helpful; rather they could offend or traumatize individuals 2. We are inquisitive; there is no denying it. When tricky questions come, or people press you for details you are well within your rights to politely decline further information.
This may be challenging or seem like the hiding behaviors you are trying to leave behind. I would encourage you to consider for whom the question is intended.
Are they asking to help and support you, or only because they want to know more? If it is the former, it may be helpful to tentatively share a little more, but if it is the latter, then politely decline. Remember to discuss what you want your family to look like, how you want to live and invite others into this journey. Paul works as a mental health counselor, and consults with those who wish to recover from Sexual Addiction—both individuals and couples.
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