I'm reading Breaking the cycle by George Collins and I'm already reconsidering..

Discussion in 'Pornography Addiction' started by germanshepherd07, Mar 22, 2014.

  1. germanshepherd07

    germanshepherd07 New Member

    giving up porn, the cam sites, VOD services, and other artificial sexual services.

    I have paid about 10,000 dollars for porn in just two fucking years alone. I bought the e-book version off Amazon just after relapsing last night and shelling out 140 dollars to a happy cam model who will probably use it to buy drugs or party.

    His book has merit as he is a former sex addict and a therapist for the fellow sex addict sex sufferers. I'm already excited about my future and he doesn't fuck around in the book. He makes you think and covers every corner you think you could go back into in to relapsing.
     
  2. Metal

    Metal Get busy living or get busy dying

    Ive already read it and its a good book. However be wary as a book alone isnt enough.
     
  3. manster

    manster Member

    You are reconsidering giving up porn? I'd stick with the decision to give it up if I were you. I'm also making my way through this book. On chapter 5 right now.
     
  4. germanshepherd07

    germanshepherd07 New Member

    Yeah. He made a good point that addicts can change if they allow themselves to change. I'm chapter 4 but loving his points so far.
     
  5. germanshepherd07

    germanshepherd07 New Member

    I know. I think it will all boil down to willpower.

    And actually not messing around with your web blockers especially the cam site I frequent.
     
  6. aristotle

    aristotle Member

    I bought that book and read the first few chapters but never finished it. Idk I just didn't like his suggestions and the exercises he tells you to do, they seemed too vague and pointless to me. For example one of the first exercises he tells you to do something like look within yourself and find your porn addict demon and then try to talk to it in your head or something like that. I tried to do it for about 2 weeks or so but couldn't and so I gave up on that book. Maybe I will finish it sometime this year.
     
  7. manster

    manster Member

    I actually spoke to George on the phone yesterday afternoon. I decided to give him a call since I am struggling so much with trying to beat this on my own. We spoke for a good 40+ minutes. He seems confident that if I were to work with him every week that he could help me beat this addiction, but, of course, it's not free. I'm not in the best financial situation at the moment, but maybe by the summer I'll be able to.
     
  8. 19anon99

    19anon99 Guest

    Did he offer anything insightful during your conversation or was it mostly asking about your history, etc? Was it really expensive?
     
  9. manster

    manster Member

    We mostly talked about my issues, but he also offered various anecdotes about his other clients; he also shared with me some details about his own additive past. When I brought up willpower, he said that it is not about willpower, that the change must be spiritual (something to that effect).

    And it's pricey for me, but I'm a college student who works less than part-time. If you have a better job it might not be so bad.
     
  10. DoneAtLast

    DoneAtLast Well-Known Member

    When that resolve hits you gotta take it...

    I'm interested by this book. I want to read it, but not so sure I want that book lying around my home... maybe if I burn the dust jacket or something, haha. I may have to get a Kindle just for this.
     
  11. germanshepherd07

    germanshepherd07 New Member

    You don't have to actually get the device. You can download the Kindle Reading app for your PC or on your smartphone and buy the e-version of it. Only 9.99 dollars.
     
  12. DoneAtLast

    DoneAtLast Well-Known Member

    Kinda like how you don't need an iPod to get a podcast? That's great! It may be a bit tedious reading it all at my PC, but I suspect it'll be worth it.

    Thanks!
     

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