Obrigada. Yeah actually realistically majority of my time I have been experiencing these withdrawal effects. Connecting with others takes me out of it but I am an extreme case - I will probably take longer to heal. I will say this though you definitely start noticing there is an undercurrent of confidence, clear mindedness that is constant though. Although I have been going through anxiety, depression, emotional numbness and now irritability aswell I am definitely less reactive to things and there is a self esteem growing because I can see I am able to do things a lot more effectively ( in particular; socialising) than before. So do it. And if you have a girlfriend - Great! Tell her all about your porn addiction, all the nitty gritty shit that you might be keeping secret, build trust and connect with her. Help each other to grow! Sounds awesome, really happy for you. Keep me updated.