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6 Benefits Of Quitting Porn

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Are you hooked on porn?
I was addicted to porn. Are you?

Six months ago, my entire day revolved around porn. It was ruining my relationship. It was getting in the way of my goals and plans. It just had to stop, so I embarked upon a path to give up porn. I called Compulsion Solutions because I decided it was time to grow up. Now I can undoubtedly say life is better.

Are you a porn addict? Are you watching porn to the detriment of your relationship? Here are six things in your life that get better after you quit porn.

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1.  You suddenly have more time in your day. What do you want to accomplish in your life? Do you want to learn another language? Finish reading the Harry Potter books? Learn to cook?

Well, guess what. Giving up porn can give you back the time that you've been missing. When I was using, I would find myself watching porn for hours at a time. Add it all up over a week and I had a part-time job watching porn. The only thing it paid me was shame and regret. Things were always getting done at the last minute; I was often late for work or meeting with friends and my apartment was always a mess.

Take porn out of the equation and suddenly I had a huge chunk of time that I could put toward all those things I wanted to accomplish. The laundry, dishes and vacuuming all got done in a day. I was able to concentrate on improving myself instead of hurting myself. My homework and assignments were all getting handed in on time. And recently, I ended up with a 90 percent average in school. I also won a small scholarship for having the highest grades in my program. I added more to my writing and multimedia portfolio than I thought possible.

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The best part is all the new skills, goals and accomplishments suddenly become your focus throughout your day instead of videos of naked people. You have to hide your porn use, but your new job, skills, car, girlfriend etc; those are all things you get to be proud of. Which brings me to number two… Keep reading ...

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Sex Addiction and Porn Addiction—We've been there and we know the way out. Compulsion Solutions offers the time-proven approach of George Collins to damaging sex addict and porn addict behaviors, incorporating scientifically proven “mindfulness” techniques that are now being used by the military to treat PTSD and substance abuse. We've been using this approach and these techniques for over 20 years to help people just like you.

 

 

Location: Walnut Creek, CA
Credentials: BS, LMFT, MA, MFT, Other
Specialties: Sex Addiction
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