I'm 51 years old and 43 days into my hard reboot. After eight years of addiction to free porn on the Internet, I have trashed my life and my relationship to my beautiful wife and daughter. I am fighting to regain my soul, my self, and my love. Despite some symptoms (headaches, mood swings/spikes, sleeplessness), the process of abstaining has been good - with no desire to go back.
Want to keep it that way - and through SA meetings, I've heard stories of successful reboots falling apart when stress or depression works its way through. I have not found a sponsor yet, and it seems to me that an accountability partner might be more in line with what could help me - not just to stay on track, but to focus on helping someone else do the same. Porn addiction for me has been a kind of toxic narcissism - I want to focus on other people and of being some use in the world after taking so much away from it.
I look forward to meeting and working with a partner on this recovery.