Do you replace PMO?

Discussion in 'Ages 40+' started by TheNightfly, Aug 27, 2020.

  1. TheNightfly

    TheNightfly Active Member

    I have been clean for a while and want to continue. Sex with my wife is not really possible. I don’t know if it is a chicken or an egg thing. I want to gain energy and motivation but now I get sleepy and kind of depressed (that’s a dirty word for me). Looking at past journals of mine it is the same shit that I complain about. I’m talking years and years.
  2. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Well-Known Member

    You must keep going ! Dont stop ! If you stop where do you t go ?
  3. Clovis6

    Clovis6 Well-Known Member

    Hi Nightfly,

    You mentioned before that you physical health wasn’t the greatest. Perhaps now is a good time to really look into that side of things. It’s likely that it could help you a lot with your energy and depression.
  4. positivef

    positivef Active Member

    If you keep coming round to having the same complaints about self you either have to accept it as a trait and minimize the damage it causes, or if you don't want to accept it you will have to find the root of a particular problem and work hard and seriously on that.
  5. Jethro

    Jethro New Member

    Hi Nightfly,
    This is my second attempt at getting free from this soul destroying addiction. I tried back in 2018 but gave up when it got really hard, so I hope that I'm back with a stronger resolve this time. I know that I have an overwhelming desire to overcome it this time, My partner has been amazing in her support and belief, and I am blessed by her still being a part of my life. I am retired through disability, I have stage 4 COPD, am a type 2 diabetic ( insulin dependent ), and because of my porn addiction, and partly because of the medications that I have to take, I also suffer from PIED. I'm getting in touch because I identified when you spoke of your intimacy, ( or lack of ), with your wife. I have the same problem, I know that it's a physical thing because of my illnesses, but I also believe that it's partly a psychological barrier too. The thing that I'm doing differently this time is that I have a therapist who is herself a former porn addict and this has helped me enormously, maybe it's something you could consider?. Anyway, I wish you good luck in your endeavours, keep the faith brother, and keep on keeping on!.
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  6. badger

    badger Well-Known Member

    i have heard that i am not depressed, i am distracted. this makes sense to me. only when i am not busy with a purpose do i get down. anyway hang in there. praying for you.
  7. Jethro

    Jethro New Member

    Hi Nightfly, Many thanks for your reply, I know that there is a difference between depression and distraction. I wonder if you have a hobby or a pastime you could involve yourself with, if not, would you perhaps start a new one, just a thought?. Anyhow, thank you for your prayers, lifting you in prayer also. Keep punching brother and be blessed.

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