Hey everyone, I'm a 30-year old man who spent the good part of the last year breaking free from porn use after spending the latter half of my life making it a routine. Porn use has caused me to be late for work, fail exams in school, scramble my priorities, miss opportunities to have fulfilling relationships with great women, and waste so much precious time. I told myself for years that "I'll get over this, I'll get over this..." but I could never stop chasing the instant gratification that porn provided, despite all of the negative effects it had on me, and despite my full awareness of these effects. I finally came to a breaking point months ago when I realized it was ruining my relationship with my current girlfriend, who truly is the love of my life. I've been in a relationship with her for years now, and I've been trying to leap over this mountain of a struggle so that I may propose to her in a healthy state of mind. She deserves no less for the uncompromised love she has always shown me. I am, despite all of this, a Christian man; of all my sins, porn use has affected me the most, and it has been the hardest to break away from. I know I am forgiven, but I often cannot forgive myself for letting porn use detract the amount of love I can attribute to others, and for letting it control different aspects of my life. When I hit the breaking point a few months ago, I visited a pastor in desperate need of help and verbally admitted my dependency on porn to another person for the first time in my life. The visit to the pastor lead me to start seeing a licensed therapist and I have been receiving care ever since. I have only started trying to "reboot" about a month ago after having read the famous "Your Brain on Porn," and I successfully went on a 17-day streak without intentionally visiting a pornographic website. Of course, I started over and now I am on day 7. However, over the last month, I have already felt the positive effects of rebooting: greater energy levels on a daily basis, meaningful social interactions, and stronger attraction to my girlfriend (this is my favorite one!). I hope to find like-minded individuals here with who I can share support and encouragement, because I have come to the conclusion that I cannot win this battle alone. See you out there!