Accountabilty Thread Roman Christian Fapstronauts

Discussion in 'Accountability Partners' started by balatula, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. Anew2019

    Anew2019 Fapstronaut

    Thanks. Yeah. I think you are right, the rampant depression today must be related to PMO. I know for myself. My life of depression and anxiety started around the same time I found PMO. It also gets much better after some time without it. I like the generational gap idea there. I read his post. There are some things about millennials that give me much hope. I noticed as I was reading posts in here that a few of you started this forum to discuss things amugst yourselves. I found the Catholic group you guys were talking about where you met. I will post there and let you guys have your forum. God bless you all.
     
  2. balatula

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    Ok, whatever works for you. But, you're always welcome here :) As for you others, how are you doing? 36 days for me now, haven't ever come this far before...Will pray for us all!
     
  3. Anew2019

    Anew2019 Fapstronaut

    Thank you. Maybe I will stay here. I am at over 6 days. Lots of stress in my life lately but still managing to say no. God is good.
     
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  4. balatula

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    Negative emotions, such as stress lead us to use Porn as a "soul-soothing" activity. But it's not. It's the opposite. Afterwards, you always feel even less powerful, even less hopeful, even weaker than ever before. Destroying the subconscious connection of feeling bad and using Porn as (false)"remedy" is one of the main goals of being on this journey, in my opinion. Try and find other things to deal with the stress, turning to God is always a good option. Always. Bless you, brother, will pray for you.
     
  5. Anew2019

    Anew2019 Fapstronaut

    Thank you. Yeah. It is the way I have used to deal with stress. I need to find other ways. Life is so stressful these days. I can learn to let other things soothe the wounds. I am so so so tired.
     
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  6. MadJackMcMad

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    Hello guys, I am 27M, Catholic, from Italy, and I would like to join the group.
    I have been addicted for many years now, and failed to quit several times.
    This time I wanted to try harder to break this addiction and that's why I joined the forum.
     
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  7. Anew2019

    Anew2019 Fapstronaut

    Welcome. May God bless you.
     
  8. balatula

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    Welcome, brother!
     
  9. Jonny99999

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    My name is Jon and I am a Catholic from Canada. I am at 3 days and 19 hours right now. If I can fall asleep now, I will wake up my 4 days under my belt!

    Just needed to check in somewhere to be accountable. Thank you for reading.
     
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  10. balatula

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    Welcome, @Jonny99999 , hope you're still clean!
     
  11. balatula

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    Today, I had to set my counter back to 0. But, although I had a relapse, I look positively to the future. I made my 40 days challenge, and it showed me, that IT IS possible to accomplish peace of mind with our Father's help. Moreover, I watched P, but it felt totally strange. Meaning, the more you're absent, the more it becomes estranged from yourself. And that is a very good thing, isn't it? Bless you all!
     
  12. Delirious 1 2018

    Delirious 1 2018 Fapstronaut

    Bal, thanks for the invite. I have been avoiding the site for the past several weeks due to failing and then just perpetuating the PMO cycle....I feel I am ready and able to try abstinence again. I will need to post daily about thoughts, temptations, searching for things that lead me astray, etc. Thanks @dudeface for pulling back into sanity this weekend! Your conversation alerted me to the fact that I still need accountability partner(s) to maintain any sobriety from this monster! Glad to be here with you gentlemen. God is good all the time!
     
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  13. dudeface

    dudeface Fapstronaut

    Congratulations on making your 40 day challenge. Yes, the longer you go the less tempting it is, and the stranger it can seem to go back. It may sound strange but as I have been working harder to beat this, and going longer and longer stretches without it, I have found what I find interesting change. I'm actually rather disturbed by some of the things I used to get off too. That said, it has been my experience that one still has to remain very much on his guard. My longest streak is still 12 weeks. After the 3 week mark, most of the time from 3 to 12 was pretty low grade temptations (6 weeks not withstanding). I just wasn't interested. I don't quite remember what it was that tripped me up at 12 weeks.... I wish I could it would be handy to reflect on.
     
  14. dudeface

    dudeface Fapstronaut

    Welcome to the site @Jonny99999 and @Anew2019 . You are both welcome here and over at the Catholic Forums. You can post in both places. I haven't been posting here much as I'm still posting on my Journal and maintaining a direct one on one accountability with another fellow on this site. I can sometimes be long winded, and I only have so much time to type. :)
     
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  15. Delirious 1 2018

    Delirious 1 2018 Fapstronaut

    tempted just now by feeling horny, overwhelmed/overworked, tired, etc...but came here instead of searching and viewing. Still clean!
     
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  16. balatula

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    Hello brothers, I had to set back again. Temptation grows strong now, that my exam is near. But, I got motivated once again, by your comments up above and now, I will start another campaign in the battle, that we all fight, together. Will pray for you all today, keep staying alert!!!!
     
  17. Delirious 1 2018

    Delirious 1 2018 Fapstronaut

    Rosary prayed, no searching, still clean. Praying for you all. Especially praying for you and your exam, Balatula. Come back and post if things get tougher...
     
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  18. dudeface

    dudeface Fapstronaut

    @balatula how many days had you gone before your most recent recent failure? It had only been a few days... maybe 3? I ask, because I have noticed a very strong temptation hits at about day 3 or 4. It might be worth observing to see if you have a similar pattern and then you can lay countermeasures at those times. I'll be praying for you, good luck with your exams.
     
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  19. Delirious 1 2018

    Delirious 1 2018 Fapstronaut

    Rosary prayed, no searching, still clean. Thursday nights have been difficult for me in the past, so I'll be vigilant tonight in posting if urges pick up...praying that I am able to continue following His plan for me... Have a great day, guys!
     
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  20. Delirious 1 2018

    Delirious 1 2018 Fapstronaut

    Still doing well. no searching, still clean. Praying my rosary in a few minutes. Thanks for your prayers yesterday. Last night ended up being fine. Will still be vigilant, though, as urges should be hitting sometime this week...
     

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