I married my girlfriend, got promoted, have more friends than I've ever had, started writing a book
BY - JON2046619
Well, Here is my story. I became addicted to pornography and masturbation at 10 years old. I struggled with it for 10 years. At my worst time about 12 months to 4 years ago I was masturbating anywhere from 5-12 times a day and watching porn for the better part of 4-6 hours a day. This subreddit helped me overcome a huge block in my life about a year ago. This year although I'm not completely porn free, I've had the longest streaks I've ever had.
MY longest 126 days slightly longer than 4 months. I've had 30 day streaks 60 days streaks and an 80 day streak.
This year I also proposed to and married my girlfriend, got promoted at work, have more friends than I've ever had in my life at one time, I've started writing a book and I'm living a full life with no regrets now. Congrats on day one! find a new hobby and find someone to lean on when the going gets tough! You'll make it through alright...I know because I did!
Good luck mate!
well for me it took about 8 years to get to that point. And then enough just wasn't enough...it never satisfied, it never did anything for me but make me want more. That was about the time I began to realize that I had a serious problem and started trying to get help from many sources most to no avail.
But lets be honest now that I am married I have no issue having sex multiple times a day (benefits of a higher sex drive). But the difference is that there is a healthy way to do it where it is coupled by love and not just lust. I don't have sex with my wife because "I need a release", I have sex with her to show her how much she means to me, and it makes it meaningful and not empty.
Well there is more to it than just signing you r name up on here and ensuring that you stay active on this website. Basically this subreddit is designed to be a tool for you to learn how to deal with it on your own and then turn around and guide someone else through the process.
The most important thing you can in your mission to be free of this addiction, is to start making life decision that force you to be around people, that encourage you to live a healthy lifestyle, that encourage you to make decisions that are designed to help you become a better person. Most of the time i includes picking up a few additional hobbies.
Since I started my NOFAP journey I think that I've had so many new things I do that it keeps me busy and helps me get fulfillment out of life. I hit the gym 3-5 times a week, I throw football parties on the weekends for my friends, I go see landmarks and museums when I have a tank of gas, I kayak and rock climb now, I took up shooting and archery when I have the money, I started playing a few video games with my out of state family, hell I even started cleaning and cooking more because I get bored easily.
Through all the lessons you can learn on this website, the most important is that it is up to you whether or not you change your life, and we'll be here to help you and guide ou whenever possible bro.