Middle circle

February 20, 2021

February 20

The middle circle is where we place behavior of which we are uncertain….

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February 21, 2021

February 21

Putting slippery behaviors in our middle circle is a way of warning ourselves when we are in danger of acting out….

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April 21, 2021

April 21

For too long most of us found it familiar, almost comfortable to remain in the cycle of acting out, feeling demoralized, swearing off, and then acting out again….

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May 11, 2021

May 11

Slippery behaviors are things we do that expose us to triggers. They may not be sexual themselves, but they put us at risk to act out.

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May 14, 2021

May 14

The middle circle is not a place to hang out….

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July 7, 2021

July 7

The middle circle can be seen as a safety net, allowing us to walk the tightrope of abstinence without having to fear that a false step would necessarily be disastrous….

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August 23, 2021

August 23

If we engage in middle-circle behavior, we have not lost our sobriety, but it’s a signal that we need to reach out to others and use the tools we have learned in SAA to get us back on track….

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December 19, 2021

December 19

We would use sexual fantasy to deal with emotions and situations that we didn’t want to face….

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May 3, 2022

Getting Honest About the Middle Circle

One of the things we hear at meetings is that people some­times relapse into their addiction.  Invariably, we hear that the slip was preceded by Middle Circle behaviors. …

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The Three Circles

The Three Circles is a tool we use to define our sexual sobriety.  We organize our behaviors according to whether they are addictive, healthy, or somewhere in between. …

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