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zackergeet

Active Member
Day 10

Ten days without porn and alcohol. But this is the time when it usually gets difficult with the craving for porn, as it happens this time too. I'm tempted. Alcohol craving is low.
Do not give up @Escapeandnevercomeback the stronger the crave the stronger you will get if you can control it. Eventually, it will get easier. You can do it!
 

Escapeandnevercomeback

Respected Member
You know, this is exactly that time when I start feeling better overall but craving the pleasure too much at the same time. It's when both sides of me (the "addicted me" and the "real me") start to agree about accessing porn, and when the "real you" agrees that watching porn would be a great idea, you are done for. It's the same pattern.
 

zackergeet

Active Member
You know, this is exactly that time when I start feeling better overall but craving the pleasure too much at the same time. It's when both sides of me (the "addicted me" and the "real me") start to agree about accessing porn, and when the "real you" agrees that watching porn would be a great idea, you are done for. It's the same pattern.
Fight back those urges you know that if you go back to the same patterns you will have the same feelings about not having control of your lives and failing. Fight with all your forces man!
 

jberg

Member
Breaking free from this addiction is not easy. I have found that once the lust train in my head built up enough momentum, it was not easy to derail it or change directions. The following well-known story in 12-step circles describes my experience:
A man walking up a road turns down an alley and suddenly falls in a manhole. The next day, he turns down the same alley and it happens again. The next day, he turns down the same alley, but this times he sees the manhole and starts to think, "I should really step aside," but falls in the hole anyway. The next day, he turns down the same alley, sees the hole, actually tries to turn, but falls in anyway. The next day, he thinks, "Isn't this the alley with that open manhole?" but he turns down the alley anyway, sees the manhole, tries to step aside, and falls in. The next day, he recognizes the alley again, decides that he will only walk half way down and turn back before getting to the manhole, but he suddenly finds himself at the manhole, tries to step aside, but falls in. Eventually, he is able chose not to go down that alley and stay on the road to his destination.
 
Hi Escape, I have been following you since June 2021. You might recall me as "Yogi".

Now I am back, not able to recover my account. And yeah I relapsed, badly.

Disappeared since September 2021, I am making another attempt at rebooting.

Keep up the good work! Every streak, however short, is a small step towards victory!
 
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