13 Months Free

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by CJEB, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. CJEB

    CJEB Fapstronaut

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    Hey everybody,

    Just signed up as a member here, so this will be my first post. Everybody is here for the same reasons, so I’ll spare you (most) of the sob story that was my six-year span of addiction, fully loaded with guilt, embarrassment, and a plethora of emotional/psychological issues.

    For six years, I spent my nights jacking off and my days justifying it. After becoming so emotionally unavailable to the people around me and emotionally involved with the girls on the computer screen, I’d REALLY developed an unhealthy attitude to life. Erectile dysfunction with my girlfriend amongst other sexual issues were the direct cause of this, which only led to increased dependence upon porn. I was seriously spiraling out of control in a world I didn’t feel included in. I had always wanted to come clean to my long-time girlfriend, but chose not to for fear of damaged feelings and an outside perception of myself that I didn’t want others to see. When the time finally came for me to stand up to myself and tell the truth, there is one thing and one thing only that helped the words out:

    Accountability. ACCOUNTABILITY, ACCOUNTABILITY, ACCOUNTABILITY.

    Being honest with myself was the straw that broke the camel’s back. I had to WANT to change, instead of wishing I could. Yes, my girlfriend had the exact reaction I had been expecting. Yes, her feared emotions of disgust towards me were there, but those things (thankfully) worked themselves out after additional soul searching and therapy. The ED remained for a while, but eventually became less and less frequent. Our relationship (both under the sheets and outside of them) has never been better. The temptations resurfaced, but managing your emotions towards them may help you to realize the effect they have on you isn’t quite as strong as you thought before.

    I hope any of my rambling has helped someone here and I’m glad to find a community dedicated to raising awareness of the blight we have today that is porn addiction. Hope everybody is doing well in their own endeavors.

    Until next time,
    CJEB
     
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  2. Strength And Light

    Strength And Light Fapstronaut

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    Congrats @CJEB for putting in the work and getting yourself better!
     
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  3. wow...thank you for your post...really inspiring....keep the good work.
     
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  4. Wow congrats man. Really inspiring story, please stay around and keep posting. You're quite welcome here :)
     
  5. nikh

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    Congrats and thank you for the post. This was an awesome read and helpful.
     
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  6. Congratulations CJEB! Thank you for sharing this supportive post!
     
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  7. CJEB

    CJEB Fapstronaut

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    I’m glad I could help you! Good luck to you!
     
  8. CJEB

    CJEB Fapstronaut

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    Absolutely! Thank you for taking the time to read it and best of luck to you!
     
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  9. CJEB

    CJEB Fapstronaut

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    Thanks man! I’m glad you took some sort of solace in it.
     
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  10. CJEB

    CJEB Fapstronaut

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    Anytime, my friend! I’m glad you liked it. Wishing you well!
     
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  11. SkyFallBack

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    be Honest and Friendly. You will see through lies and own the truth.

    Peace.
     

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