6 Benefits Of Quitting Porn

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I was addicted to porn. Are you?

6. Things seem possible again. When I was using porn, it was my crutch. If I had a bad day, I watched porn. If I had a fight with my girlfriend, I watched porn. If I was bored, I watched pron. Things just seemed too damn hard when I was on it. I've used the example of my messy apartment a few times, so here it is again. It's hard to imagine what was really stopping me from just getting up and doing the dishes each day. Now it's no surprise.

Add up all the previous points on this list and there was a guy who didn't do anything with himself, who people didn't want to be around, who was afraid of intimacy, living a lie and had no self-control. It's no wonder life felt so difficult each day.

I wanted an excuse to watch porn so I'd look for reasons to feel tired, stressed and overwhelmed. Once I gave up porn, after a while, I gained the perspective that life really isn't that bad. Yes, bad things do happen. Things can be tough but when I'm looking for a crutch every time things don't go my way, then I see how I'm missing out on the good things.

I've been without porn for six months and I now work hard at my job and school and have acquired many more useful skills that I'm proud of. Now, I'm the type of person people want to have around; I love intimacy and sex with my girlfriend again; I'm up front and honest; andI do my best to control myself and make the right decisions.

All of these are things I wanted to accomplish. I know I can do them. I don't have to feel held up by anything because life doesn't feel so heavy anymore. Life feels like it is worth living.

I truly believe that life will only continue to get better from here and it can be the same way for you. If you find yourself exhausted and overwhelmed as you begin to quit your addiction, know that the six steps I mentioned is what you have to look forward to. Recognize that there will be slip ups, problems and road blocks along the way but you're trading a bunch of pixels of naked people on a computer monitor for a real life with happiness, success and freedom. Never forget that.

Written by Compulsion Solutions client, Ian.

This article was originally published at Compulsion Solutions . Reprinted with permission.
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