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How to Break a Porn AddictionDealing with any addiction is tough, and breaking a porn addiction is no less difficult than chemical addictions. Even though there might be no immediate physical threat to the addict, the ways of dealing with this kind of addiction are the same as any other, and coming through it whole and healthy can lead to a much better life than you could have dreamed possible.

If you’re considering how your own behavioral patterns may be showing signs of an addictive quality, then chances are pretty good that it’s reaching a stage of crisis, and this can be a very healthy thing, because that points to the road of recovery.

As in other addictions, admitting to yourself that there is a problem is the first step. This breaks the patterns of denial that have been building up over time. People tell themselves that it’s harmless fun, and that they can stop any time, and this leads to other behaviors that revolve around the denial, and the personality starts to change. This can be good news, because the fact that the personality can change also means that it can change in further directions, and with a little help, can lead to a more healthy sense of self. Also, like in any other addiction, asking for help is the next indicated action, and there certainly is help available.

Talking to others suffering with porn addiction can be enormously healing, because it helps to remove some of the shame that often sense the addict into a spiral of secrets, which is where the real nightmare of porn addiction starts to find roots. Admitting the problem to another human being can be one of the most reliving moments in a life, when you discover that your thoughts and behaviors are not so unique. This can also lead to finding people who have been through the same problem as you, and that can begin to replace the shame with a sense of hope.

There are numerous online resources as well as support groups, where you can work through your porn addiction until it becomes something that no longer controls your life. Usually going it alone and trying to curb the desire through sheer force of will are not very effective means to changing the addictive behaviors. Finding help is a way out of the cycle, and the good news is that there are many people out there who have already walked the same path, and lead successful and effective lives.

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