NO P success - Life changes

Hey Guys!
Just thought about the progress I've made since abstaining from P - I started in march 2020, so more than 2.5 years without P. Maybe this can serve as a motivation for those struggling with P(MO).
What did I achieve?
- completed a master program with excellence
- gained a lot of Work experience
- completed an online course to be able to be a language teacher in the meantime
- got even fitter than I was before
- recovered from my 2nd ACL surgery
- developed healthy routines: healthy eating Habits, cooking, meditation (the one I am proudest of: since march 2022 I meditate every day, for 10 mins).
- started psychotherapy 2 months ago. Why? Because I was afraid of it, but convinced it would do me some good. Once you - metaphorically speaking - walk towards your fears, they get smaller, but you grow as a person.
- Had the best sex of my life so far with my last ex gf
- the best of it all: I feel confident, grounded, with moments of deep inner peace and appreciation; I am ofc still afraid of things, but I try to and always have found a way to just tackle them or start the process.

Do I still struggle? Yes, a lot! But not with abstaining from P, but other things in life. Am I insecure at times? Definitely. And that's okay, even beautiful. What would Life be without its struggles?
Keep pushing my fellow rebooters, everyone of y'all has a fighter inside of you. You are braver and stronger than you might know.
Peace
 

Beautiful1973

Active Member
@FrankWhite12 would love to hear more about your meditation practice, have you got something you listen to too guide you, or just do it in silence......I'm trying to do more, but I find it so hard to quieten my mind.....my off to a Buddhist meditation workshop next weekend, so hoping that might help!
 
@FrankWhite12 would love to hear more about your meditation practice, have you got something you listen to too guide you, or just do it in silence......I'm trying to do more, but I find it so hard to quieten my mind.....my off to a Buddhist meditation workshop next weekend, so hoping that might help!
Hey man, sounds great. I always just sit in silence and let the thoughts come and go. Once you've got a routine in meditating, it gets easier! I'd say you don't have to silence your mind but acknowledge the thoughts that pop up, and then let go. Sounds easier than it is, I know, but I think the key is not to try to hard and let it happen. Great that you're going to participate in a workshop!
Frank
 

Daybyday1988

Active Member
Hey frank, congratulations on abstaining from P for 2.5 years. cant wait to make that same claim myself! i have a few questions though, you mention having the best sex ever with your ex gf after abstaining from PMO. does this mean you had PIED or other sexual dysfunction?
If so can you elaborate on that a bit? Ive struggled with PIED throughout my whole addiction and would love to hear about how abstaining effected your PIED if you had it, namely things like how long you dealt with it, when it started to get better etc.

Also, can you give some details about how long you were addicted, if you escalated with the material you were watching etc? thanks so much!

-DbD
 
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