Well, I am writing this on the eve of my first complete week PMO free. I have never before, having tried many times in the past two years, made it to 7 days. The compulsion on the sixth day became overpowering and I just ended up caving. Having come to this internet community, everything seems different somehow. Having connected with other people, I believe, has made all the difference. Reading about the successes (and sometimes failures) has given me a lot of encouragement and hope to see the dogged determination of the Fapstronauts who inhabit this safe place. I have not yet found things difficult and have not had any urges since starting. I can only explain this (after having failed previously) by the fact that I have immersed myself in reading about sex addiction and recovering from it. There is a wealth of useful information on this web site which has been very helpful. Instead of rushing to my favourite porn site to see the "you know what", I have been going straight to Nofap to do some more reading. This has kept my mind off P and M completely. I have also made sure that I have never been alone in the house and at night not left alone in the living room after everyone else has gone upstairs to bed. It has also helped considerably to stay busy in free time by doing meaningful things like reading a good book, listening to music or working on some small project. That way boredom is kept at bay and the mind doesn't wander all over the place. I have been enormously encouraged by reading journal entries from people who have unselfishly taken the time to document their reboot. The value of this I believe is immeasurable. It is astonishing how many new members have signed up in the past week alone. I am almost 7 days clean and will now do a 7 day challenge to take another tiny step. I keep waiting for the bad stuff to happen - I'm sure it's just around the corner. Kudos to all!