Going Through a Rough Spot

Discussion in 'Loneliness' started by n7elite30, Jul 17, 2020.

  1. n7elite30

    n7elite30 Fapstronaut

    I apologize in advance if this gets long-winded or disjointed but life sucks right now. Thanks to COVID, I'm living at home with my parents in a town where any friends I used to have moved away a long time ago. I have friends and a church family back where I went to college but that's way too far away to realistically visit often and I'm not close enough with any of them to feel comfortable talking about my feelings and struggles with them. Not to mention my ex still goes to that church and being dumped out of the blue last month for "not being on the same timeline" still really stings. I don't even have a job to fall back on for social interaction since I got fired toward the beginning of the year (thanks, ADD). I've been going to counseling but that's only 1 hour a week so I'm left with the entire rest of the week to process my thoughts and feelings on my own.

    I'm not terribly far into recovery/rebooting yet. I just really started trying to quit toward the end of last year and, so far, the best I've done is two weeks clean. However, I have progressed enough that having sex is no longer the end-all, be-all it used to be for me. Sure, I'm more likely to be interested in someone I think is pretty but I'd rather be understood and appreciated and loved first, *then* aroused if that makes any sense at all. The problem is, there doesn't seem to be a lot of prospects for an extremely shy and sensitive (INFP for you Myers-Briggs fans) Christian guy that is a MASSIVE movie and video game nerd. At least not in the places I've lived over the past 7 years. It doesn't help that I shoot myself in the foot by falling too hard and too fast every time any woman catches my eye and have a chronic problem with opening up way too soon whenever I actually do luck out and get into a relationship.

    There is nothing I crave more than settling down and starting a life with someone but some days, like today, it feels completely impossible, especially with this disgusting disease of an addiction still poisoning my mind. Knowing how much it has warped my brain and how long it has dominated my life makes it hard to feel like I even deserve the kind of love I crave sometimes. Has anybody else here felt like that before?

    I'm not entirely sure where I was going with all this to be honest. It sure feels good to get it off my chest though.
  2. JakeExotic

    JakeExotic New Fapstronaut

    What’s going on brother,

    I have sympathy for you because I’m going through a very similar down period. Right now I’m jobless because of drinking, haven’t spoken to the girl I was dating because she worked at that job, and just moved back home at 29. Some days I feel really shitty and right now I’m 8 days no PMO. That’s the longest I’ve ever gone. What helps me so far is making my life for now being all about being no PMO. If my day sucks and I’m depressed what keeps me on the path is that’s as long as I stay no pmo I’m making steps forwards. So you have to start off With something to build yourself up. I have incredibly low self esteem which sabotages my efforts. But the light at the end of the tunnel for me is being 90 days and a potential reboot.

    Text or call your friends. You have passions you like movies and games that will attract women. I feel like I deserve no live either. My guess is because You and I both are sexually satisfied through porn but not biologically through companionship we move to fast with women who like us and chase them away. Time to fix that my man. I wish you the best you got this.
  3. n7elite30

    n7elite30 Fapstronaut

    No idea how I missed where you replied! My bad! I appreciate the encouragement though. I guess I’ve taken your advice without realizing it since I’ve been learning to accept and love myself better than I have before. Plus, I’m planning on moving back to where most of my friends live pretty soon so that ought to help.

    How are you doing? Have things gotten any better since you posted here? Let me know if I can help you out!
  4. cresyhorse

    cresyhorse Fapstronaut

    i'll try to give a simple answer. you seem like a smart guy that's a bit down on his luck. this is a rough patch that will only help you rise once you use it to your advantage. you're in a really bad position now, maybe even the worst you've ever experienced? good.

    good, because it's in these moments of strongest pain and sorrow that you can transform. use those as a jumping board and propell yourself.

    how? well you already know what the problem is.. just fix it. it's simple nut not easy.

    let me give you a metaphor. your roof is leaking and it's causing trouble. you don't know how to fix it. first you realise that it needs to be fixed, then you learn how to fix it and then fix it! it will be simple but not easy.

    put yourself out of your comfort zone, when I was younger there was no way that I went and approached a girl. nowadays I think it's just a normal thing. exercise, read, put in effort to find a job requiring your skillset.

    most importantly, pray to God to show you the way and give you a boost.
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