Engaging in risky behaviour consistently during recovery.

Discussion in 'Pornography Addiction' started by Khan321, May 21, 2021.

  1. Khan321

    Khan321 New Member

    My biggest problem during recovery journey is that whenever I make a considerable streak for example 2 or 3 months,I become careless about my addiction and my recovery process and start doing inappropriate and irresponsible things that lead to relapse. After making it to 60 70 days I begin to engage in those dangerous behaviour such as being alone,using phone too much,watching sexually suggestive content and all those things I am supposed to avoid. And then these things lead me to a full relapse even though I know it before.like I am not interested in recovery at all.It has badly hampered my recovery and I am still suffering despite making several good streaks. I need serious suggestions to completely avoid sexual content at any point during my recovery..
  2. Rudolf Geyse

    Rudolf Geyse Well-Known Member

    Have you had any success with this @Khan321 ? My pattern has been the same at 20-30 days. This time I want to be more mindful of the danger and check in here each day during that period... I think it's worth analysing what leads us to PMO in the first place. If stress or boredom is leading us to PMO for example, there are more constructive ways to deal with those than PMO right in that dangerous period, and we can enter it with a plan.
  3. Khan321

    Khan321 New Member

    For me, I think living constantly in one environment leads to such things. I have been living in the same environment for five years mostly being alone and having no friends. So living in such conditions leads to relapses over some time. These relapses happen periodically. Fortunately, I have recently moved to another city for studies living in a hostel there. For me, I think this is good as I interact with many people and friends and I have hardly experienced any urge in the last 30 days. I hardly find any time to experience an urge. Before that, I was living alone at home and my brain was fed up with urges and all those things. I hope my new favourable environment will prove a great blessing to me. It seems almost impossible for me to relapse in my new environment because I was stuck at my home for five years constantly relapsing. Now I hope I will break this cycle of relapses. But by now I do feel side effects of my pmo habit such as social anxiety, low self-esteem depression and pain in bones but I hope these things will go away in a month or so
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