I've been doing NoFap for over 3 years now. In that time I have gone on very long streaks, one at over 300 days, one over 100, and a few that were over 60 days. Suffice to say, I'm not a newbie. In the time I have been doing this, I have experienced many positive benefits, I wont list them all but one big benefit I have noticed is a reduction, if not complete eradication of brain fog and lethargy. I feel a lot more energised most days, and if I dont, its not down to PMO. I have channelled my improved focus and energy into many positive productive things; I exercise daily, I try to eat reasonably healthily. Last year I read 48 books and this year I am on track to read more than that, maybe even 50+. Last year and early this year I started writing short stories, I'm currently writing a full length novel and progress is fantastic, I am really happy with it. In terms of leisure, videogames are less interesting to me now so I am trying to vary my "off time" as much as possible with a wider variety of music, movies, TV shows etc alongside those things. I know that doesnt sound like much of an achievement but its a small one for a creature of habit like myself who never used to like exposing himself to new things, even things that were supposed to be fun. I guess the TLDR of this my life is generally pretty good, there are some complaints but in terms of my personal growth, I'm kinda pleased overall. But yet I am still, to quote an earlier thread I started months and months back, lonely as shit. I really am. I dont mean to sound so weak and I dont know if its just the post relapse comedown hitting me (I relapsed like half an hour before writing this) but I feel very, for want of a better word, "low" a lot of the time. Not bad specifically, not really depressed in the true sense of the word, but just "low", not at my best, or anywhere near it. I have a borderline antagonist relationship with my family, to the extent I dont really like spending any time with them more than I am obligated to, and I do have a fair few friends but the majority are online friends I physically cant interact with in real life, and the rest are nice people but either have a tendency to just vanish of the face of the earth for days or weeks or even months at a time, or seem generally unwilling to do anything with me. And when I say "do something" I mean play games online or even talk over voice chat. I haven't done anything with a person in real life, like go out and hang out or whatever, in more than a year now. I think the last time was when I went to go see Avengers near when the last movie released, although there is a chance I'm forgetting other instances. To top it all off, I seem to crave emotional or even romantic intimacy but I dont have it, and to be honest never really have. I have never had a relationship or really even come close to one, and of course I have never had sex. I feel like I'm too socially inept at this point to really fix my issues, to such an extent I sometimes wonder if I am mentally ill in some way even though I am pretty damn sure I'm not, other than pretty bad anxiety. To sum it up, I feel like I cannot really overcome my issues with NoFap alone, and as long as I have these issues I cant really progress, and will remain stuck in this vicious cycle where my other issues and PMO problems feed into each other. Any feedback whatsoever would be much appreciated.