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My Story - Thank Gd 17 Sep 2015 00:27 #263954

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Hi guys!

Im a typical guy with weak communication skills. BH I have a great job, kids...
(Please see my share at end of page 1)
I've been wondering if people with weak communication skills are more vulnerable to the lure of pornography (See this link for example), and if unique non-standard steps would be suggested for us to get out of S* Addicion.

I also have a great therapist, but have been hesitant to ask about this yet.

I'd love to hear feedback from anyone familiar with the topic. ZemirosShabbos? You mentioned it some time back HERE

Thanks
Mark
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Re: SA for AS 27 Sep 2015 12:49 #264790

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Asperger Syndrome and Sexuality: What Parents Need to Know
by Dr. Jaime Fleckner Black

"Adolescents and teens with Asperger Syndrome can be more naive than their peers about sexuality and dating. Aspergers syndrome is associated with a number of social challenges, including difficulty developing peer relationships and a limited ability to understand what others are thinking and feeling. By the time most non-Asperger individuals begin navigating the road to a romantic relationship, they have had many experiences interacting with different people in a variety of ways. Though young adults with Aspergers are often immature, they reach puberty and tend to become interested in sex and dating at the same time as their peers. This immaturity places these particular teens at risk for a variety of dangerous outcomes. Parents need to be aware of these risks to prevent their children from engaging in behaviors that could have unfortunate and occasionally devastating consequences.

Individuals with Asperger Syndrome tend to have special interests that are unusual in intensity or focus. It is not uncommon for a child to know as much as a paleontologist about fossils, for example. For teens, sometimes the special interest is a love interest, and the teen may be accused of stalking or harassing. These teens are left feeling hurt and rejected, and they don’t understand why their desire to know everything about another person is seen as creepy. Often they don’t have close friends with whom they can discuss their confused feelings, so they rely on the media to teach them about relationships. Some males turn to pornography for sex education which poses numerous risks. Teens who watch pornography develop unrealistic expectations about relationship progression. When they are with women, they expect them to behave like the women in films. In addition, due to their emotional immaturity, many males with Asperger Syndrome relate more to a younger age group and therefore can be more likely to view websites featuring underage girls. This is particularly troublesome for older teens because viewing such images constitutes child pornography and is a felony. In the past few years, an increasing number of individuals with autism spectrum disorders have been incarcerated for downloading images of underage girls or for chatting with them online.

Girls with Asperger Syndrome have their own challenges as they enter their teen years. Having received little attention from other girls during childhood, they are often flattered to receive male attention as a teen. They may fail to recognize the sexual nature of a boy’s interest. A common characteristic of Asperger Syndrome is difficulty understanding nonverbal communication. Because flirting is so heavily reliant on body language, it is often not recognized by the teen with Asperger Syndrome. Lacking experience and sex education, these females can be susceptible to sexual abuse.

Parents, teachers, and clinicians have critical roles to play in helping boys and girls with Asperger Syndrome learn appropriate sex and dating behaviors. Effective tactics include communicating the factual benefits of appropriate behaviors along with the risks of inappropriate behaviors, monitoring and giving feedback on computer use, and offering realistic relationship models. It is imperative for the safety of children with Asperger Syndrome that they receive sound instruction and structured support rather than learning informally (and inaccurately) from friends and media
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Re: SA for AS - Aspergers 27 Sep 2015 14:58 #264804

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It would seem to me that The Steps would be especially helpful for someone with AS. I say this because The Steps are there to guide the addict back into healthy relationships with himself, his family and social circle, his Creator, and the real world in general.

Re: SA for AS 01 Oct 2015 23:50 #264999

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One of the traits of weak communication is bluntness, so please forgive me.

AE, people like myself would often not care about relationships, so that's not an incentive.

Also I need to hear from someone that has experience with AS. Perhaps you have the experience?
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Re: SA for AS - Aspergers 02 Oct 2015 03:10 #265015

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markz wrote:


AE, Aspergers would often not care about relationships, so that's not an incentive.

)

My friend markz.
Aspergers do care about relationships, they are not aware of their feelings so they might think they are not interested in relationships,

Any desire or lust could drive an aspergers crazy because they are not aware about how they are being turned up or down, & then they just shoot off in despair

They have poor understanding to themselves which makes their challenges a lot more challenging,
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Re: SA for AS - Aspergers 02 Oct 2015 03:30 #265019

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AlexEliezer wrote:
It would seem to me that The Steps would be especially helpful for someone with AS. I say this because The Steps are there to guide the addict back into healthy relationships with himself, his family and social circle, his Creator, and the real world in general.

In my opinion aspergers should not use the 12 steps program as a tool to be more self understanding & create healthy relationships, it can make them really confused, & cause them to run into their cave,

They need someone who understands the mind & brain of an aspergers,
and someone who understands sensory integration disorders,

Sensory integration problems might be a big trigger for addicted aspie,
their sensory seeking behaviors are so overwhelming for them, because they are almost unable to understand their sensory urges or needs
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Re: SA for AS 02 Oct 2015 12:04 #265033

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Hi GC. I really appreciate your 2 points as they make a lot of sense to someone like me that has researched tons on the topic. I'm still waiting to hear about other solutions to the 12 steps.
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Re: SA for AS - Aspergers 02 Oct 2015 13:33 #265037

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markz wrote:
Hi GC. I really appreciate your 2 points as they make a lot of sense to someone like me that is both an Aspie and has also researched tons on the topic. I'm still waiting to hear about other solutions to the 12 steps.

I'm not negating them, as I have started them already.

GC forgive me for asking a highly personal question, but it's for the good of both of us to succeed on this forum. Are you aware of yourself having some Asperger traits?


Don't feel sorry to ask personal questions I'm perfectly fine with that,

Anyway I don't think I would be diagnosed as aspergers, but kibalty meraboisey that every person has some aspergers traits,
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Re: SA for AS - Aspergers 02 Oct 2015 16:13 #265057

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markz wrote:
Hi GC. I really appreciate your 2 points as they make a lot of sense to someone like me that is both an Aspie and has also researched tons on the topic. I'm still waiting to hear about other solutions to the 12 steps.

I'm not negating them, as I have started them already.


So if you started the 12 step program how does it work for you?
I would love to hear that my opinion was totally wrong,
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Re: My Story - Thank Gd 09 Oct 2015 01:38 #265419

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Re: My Story - Thank Gd 22 Oct 2015 12:52 #266632

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Being in touch with my feelings is often difficult, and therefore knowing what's the best solution can be impossible some times. Eg SSA I thought was perhaps relevant to me, but it actually may not be, after a great guy 24 on this forum helped me try get in touch with the feelings.

Apparently I'm a non addict. So yes I started reading on the first step, but am currently not continuing, rather taking protective measures eg the 'good night device' calendar, and posting too much on the forum

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Re: SA for AS - Aspergers 22 Oct 2015 22:15 #266679

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Markz can you please explain what do you mean you are not a SA,
Why did you think before getting the help from 1 of the members here that you were addicted?
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Gettingcloser wrote:
Markz can you please explain what do you mean you are not a SA,
Why did you think before getting the help from 1 of the members here that you were addicted?
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'cos it's a great way to hide my identity.

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Re: My Story - Thank Gd 11 Nov 2015 06:08 #268383

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newaction wrote:

markz wrote:

This was coined by "Sci1977" on this page HERE last spotted on the forums on June 2 2011, though he racked up almost 900 post before the smartphone day
If you need more info give him a call

1- As an aspie writing my feelings can be a challenge
2- My signature is not for me, but for the visitor / friend / gabai, to encourage posting as much as possible
3- Perhaps you're the first guy to read my signature? I'm happy someone did



Thanks Markz for your reply i thought you might have been referring to journaling.
Some hold it is a powerful tool to just write down all your feelings.
keep up the good work !
By the way , signatures can tell about the person and his main struggles ; i do read them once in a while.Thanks again.

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That was interesting what you wrote - appreciate it
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Re: I'm an Aspie (neurotypicals are invited too) 11 Nov 2015 21:29 #268430

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בס״ד An open letter to all the guys - including you!!
Here's my belated introduction and follow up


BH I have made many many friends on the forum - some via PMs and on occasion even with my real name (I almost forgot it)

Made it to 90 Days!!!

It would be unfair for me single out some names, when my appreciation for SO MANY OF YOU GUYS is just... I don't know how to express it - YOU GUYS ARE THE GREATEST!!
As an Aspie I'm not the greatest communicator - sometimes too sharp or too vague, and often say the wrong thing on the forum. I want to ask forgiveness to anyone I may have offended (and I know I have).

Once Upon A Time - Lust:
I had been fighting / struggling with Porn and M* from my teen years age 14 or 15. First with magazines, then more recently with web accessible devices. I was never addicted to chase after this, but my struggle was unbearable. I could never defeat the temptation when it arose

Who cares?
After falls I would feel terrible, or something bad would happen to me / my kid... (Like someone else on this forum experiences too). For a struggler like me the best thing is that bad feeling and the fear of repercussion. Its THE only thing that got me onto gye.com, and I read other people's posts that have mentioned the same. It's what pushes us to try the next tool of the many offered (Pls click on my signature)

Prophecy to fools:
14 months ago October 2014 - The end of Aseres Yemei Tshuva 5775, I was walking to shul and passed a snake on the road that had been driven over by a car (no of course a truck!).
What went through my mind? 10 days is possibly a reflection for the coming year, and this dead snake was signifying that the YH is gonna be dead at the end of the year. I had this premonition, but I didn't have a clue what it was about.
Zoom forward to August 2015 - the end of the year 5775, Three months ago - and it happened. Screeeeeeeecccchhhh YH DEAD!!
I found GYE!!!
No, don't worry, I'm not dead, my YH is alive and kicking, but the struggle is totally under control with the following tools.

Gd knows what's truly going on, but these are the tools I noticed on my ride

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1) The Forum
I put this one first because I feel that has been the greatest game changer for me.
My mindset has totally morphed, to view women as people - it's incredible.
Today I heared a cute girl at work laugh. That would have been a turn on previously. Now I heard someone laugh, and I'm happy for them that they don't need to stress the whole day...

And I believe it's because of
1- Reading and thanking Many Many terrific poster's ramblings
2- My posting too much...
Posting 7 or 8 posts a day
I feel a sense of responsibility to share my advice / experience to other posts, and also to keep the humor section fresh (it really pains me that almost no one regularly posts there besides for myself and the צדיק peloni almoni. Is everyone in the bar-ditch-ev?)

2) Restrictions
a- Time: Good nite device calendar
b- YouTube: Only access for work purposes
c- Devices
PC: Web Monitoring program or whitelist, (filtering is irrelevant, as I have overridden every regular filter and perhaps you too).
Mobile Devices: Mobile phone Locked AppStore, and active legitimate apps only (eg no skype and wattsapp. If you ask me to explain why, you'll be risking having to remove them too)[/spoiler]

3) Get a Life
a- Exercise twice weekly
b- Keep busy. Being productive in my work, learning a few Jewish words when possible. Spend time with the wife. Posting on the forum. Breathe...
My time management sucks - like a regular aspie. I don't learn, daven at all like I should. I always feel pressured to put overtime into my work... Yeah I hope to discuss this with my therapist (A great one - a woman - not Jewish)

4) Aspie Therapy
I have regular sessions with an Asperger therapist, primarily to help me communicate with 'objects' - other people at work in shul... primarily my 'object' from Venus (my great wife).
I think this may have helped me too, to see 'objects' as people = social awareness etiquette and all the silly neurotypical stuff
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ברוב שבח והודאה להקב״ה
I want to repeat again to each and every one of you. First the Gevaldigge administrators, the unassuming Moderators, and all the boarders
Thank you for allowing me in, so I can grow, and for giving me the opportunity to also save at least one other Jewish brother once for one minute.

Hatzlacha to you on your journey


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Re: I'm an Aspie (neurotypicals are invited too) 11 Nov 2015 22:05 #268432

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Mazel Tov!!!! Kein Yirbu!!!

You've definitely made your MARK here!
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וּבְיָדְךָ כֹּחַ וּגְבוּרָה וּבְיָדְךָ לְגַדֵּל וּלְחַזֵּק לַכֹּל

And every day that you want to waste, that you want to waste, you can
And every day that you want to wake up, that you want to wake, you can
And every day that you want to change, that you want to change, yeah
I'll help you see it through...

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Congratulations Mark!
Much Hatzlacha!

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Re: I'm an Aspie (neurotypicals are invited too) 12 Nov 2015 03:32 #268458

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Dear Mark,

A huge congratulations on 90, kein yirbeh vchein yosif.

You have been a great friend and a great support to me and many others.

Thanx again, and KOT!

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Re: I'm an Aspie (neurotypicals are invited too) 12 Nov 2015 03:52 #268462

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Great job!
Continued hatzlachah.
If I would not have been cryin' anyway, I would cry for joy for you.

Keep usin' dem kochos of yours for the sake of your brethren.
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Re: Aspie - pls read my Nov 11 share at end of page 1 12 Nov 2015 19:08 #268492

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Mark have you been karming me?

I get these karmas and i have no clue from who and i suspect ive been marked.


am i going to be recieving a bill from you?

Re: Aspie - pls read my Nov 11 share at end of page 1 12 Nov 2015 21:48 #268503

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Mark!
I am so happy for you that your life has improved so much. Mazel Tov on hitting 90, and thank you for your entertaining and thought-provoking posts.

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Re: Aspie - pls read my Nov 11 share at end of page 1 15 Nov 2015 20:16 #268658

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On occasion of my 90th birth DAY mom got me a yummy tzummy - actually was GS's idea last nite. Although I didn't have time to send him a new diaper back.

I just wanted to note - especially as another Aspie asked me to note my journey - one 'tool' I left out

I have regular sessions with an Asperger therapist, primarily to help me communicate with 'objects', primarily 'objects' from Venus (my great wife).
I think this may have helped me too, to see 'objects' as people = social awareness etiquette and all the silly neurotypical stuff
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markz wrote:
On occasion of my 90th birth DAY mom got me a yummy tzummy - actually was GS's idea last nite. Although I didn't have time to send him a new diaper back.

I just wanted to note - especially as another Aspie asked me to note my journey - one 'tool' I left out

I have regular sessions with an Asperger therapist, primarily to help me communicate with 'objects', primarily 'objects' from Venus (my great wife).
I think this may have helped me too, to see 'objects' as people = social awareness etiquette and all the silly neurotypical stuff


seriously? mom got it for you? doesn't seem like something he would do.
Have a corny day ... and if you do have other plans, change 'em!!
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I'm an Aspie - Neurotypicals are invited too 25 Nov 2015 11:48 #269618

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day 70!
had a slip the other day but otherwise doin great. really working on my marriage and it's like magic how just changing my attitude and how i just work on my actions and the effect it has had so far, i still have a ways to go but it's been a great start.

Here's are the details of what I've been doing:
1)First I just started with eye contact. Once I focused on it I realized how little eye contact I had been having with her before that. This made me feel a little more connected to her and helped me really focus on what she says.

2)Started sending thank you texts almost every day for something she did the day before.

3)I really worked on using "I Love you" much more often from texts or calls during the day and then progressing to saying it to her every time i leave the house...

I posted this great share of my friend GC613 here, because aspergers may play into this, but it might be relevant to neuro's too.

1) I didn't make much eye contact. This is a very common asperger trait... plays out with my wife...

2) "thank you texts" I need to work on more

3) "I really worked on using "I Love you" much more often from texts or calls during the day".
This is something I did NOT do, primarily during nidda times, excusing it as a religious thing not to be too sexual during that period - how crazy can us lusters get!!
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Re: My Story 25 Nov 2015 20:09 #269659

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oh wow, i think this is my first time being quoted!

Re: My Story 25 Nov 2015 20:12 #269661

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whats neuro's?

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whats neuro's?
non aspies
What I call socialists (that require all human kind to abide by the rules and regulations of being social acceptable - see the link I put earlier)
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Re: My Story 25 Nov 2015 21:22 #269679

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goodchange613 wrote:
whats neuro's?
non aspies
What I call socialists (that require all human kind to abide by the rules and regulations of being social acceptable - see the link I put earlier)


As opposed to Marxists (that require all human kind to abide by the rules and regulations of Mark)
!אנא עבדא דקודשא בריך הוא

וּבְיָדְךָ כֹּחַ וּגְבוּרָה וּבְיָדְךָ לְגַדֵּל וּלְחַזֵּק לַכֹּל

And every day that you want to waste, that you want to waste, you can
And every day that you want to wake up, that you want to wake, you can
And every day that you want to change, that you want to change, yeah
I'll help you see it through...

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Re: My Story 25 Nov 2015 21:26 #269680

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Gevura Shebyesod wrote:
markz wrote:
goodchange613 wrote:
whats neuro's?
non aspies
What I call socialists (that require all human kind to abide by the rules and regulations of being social acceptable - see the link I put earlier)


As opposed to Marxists (that require all human kind to abide by the rules and regulations of Mark)

This is not a joke. Aspies are rigid thinkers - very rule and regulation guys - unless lust takes over, but they know better how to think out of the box too, and shoot down communism...
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Re: My Story 29 Nov 2015 19:46 #269875

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The following has to be included in the list of what has worked for me

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1) Extreme shmiras eynayim. This is the area over which we have the most control. This is also the area where we take frequent hits of the lust drug. So I don't look at women unless absolutely necessary. That means no movies, no TV, no magazines or newspapers (and of course no surfing news sites, etc). It doesn't make any difference if she's tznius or not. I can't look at her face. Not even ugly ones. I don't even check out my own wife. She's not my personal lust object (although she was). I do look at her face. Sounds extreme? That's the idea! I find that if my shmiras eynayim is good, everything else falls in to place. If I slip a little in this area, the battle is back on. I also didn't let myself be alone with a computer.

2) Shmiras hamachshava (guarding my thoughts). Fantasies and mental images were a major challenge for me (still can be at times). This is actually how I knew there was something wrong with me. I would have the sickest thoughts at the most inappropriate times. What works for me in this area is immediate deflection with tefilla. As soon as I detect a fantasy or image trying to take a seat in my mind, I immediately start davening
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Re: My Story 29 Nov 2015 23:09 #269880

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Why am I so adamant about bumping the "Just having fun" Section?

There's nothing like quoting myself
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I got an email one of the guys was makin a comment about humor. So I want to set it straight.

דברה תורה כנגד יצהר. How do we deal with the YH?
כי בשמחה תצאו!!!

How do we encourage our YH to stick to this great website? By makin it fun

Yeah, go be serious. Tell the YH "oy ye yoy ye yoy du sheigetz baal aveira, baal taiva..."
See where that gets you. Your 18 wheeler might leave fat skid marks somewhere... I don't wanna think what may happen with ye.

Ever since I accidentally joined this astounding website I have not had a depressin' moment - my addiction has been emptied from my tank and the YH hasn't had any opportunity to depress me thru sins, and one of the tools is a spoonful of .

There was never a moment where we joked about lustin. We were talking to our YH that wants to do those things mentioned above, and it was also meant in all seriousness
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It gets borin' sometimes truckin' for miles - and this is how we keep ourselves awake when we run out of tea an' cofee.
Any other ideas to stay awake? Keep postin'

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Re: My Story 13 Dec 2015 14:03 #271147

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On my travel through recovery, these are the perceptions I experienced about
a) myself
b) about others

1) WRONG ROAD
I was a Luster
What was going on? My life was out of control. Nothing major - just killing the nights on youtube... P and M through the AM hours
a) I said then to myself "Maybe other guys also do P & M, but no-one like me. I'm the only one that does such crazy things. I don't believe anyone in the world can help me. I'll just have to rot for the rest of my life"
b) I said then about others "Many people that shmooze with girls / women even in business setting etc are possibly lusting after her. I cannot at all understand how it's possible for Men to head or teach girls schools or seminaries and interact with the girls"

2) ABOUT TURN
I discovered gye by the grace of G-D
a) I said then about myself "OMG other guys also do P & M... like me. I'm not the only one that does such crazy things"
b) My view about others wasn't changed, moreover I may have subconciously said "This proves to me - that my view about others when I was on the wrong road was true"

3) THE TRUCKING HIGHWAY - MILE ONE from 1-89 days
a) I said then about myself "OMG other guys also lust. Some exactly like me. But this is interesting - not everyone is like me. Some guys struggle with youtube, some with skype, some with fantasizing, some with alcohol, some with ssa, and many more" (this may expain why some of us try to put each user into a box - this guy is an addict, this guy not... which is not productive)
b) My view about others lusting wasn't changed, yet.

4) THE TRUCKING HIGHWAY - MILE TWO from 90 days till today
a) I say about myself "Other guys have their struggle - mine isn't such a tough one. G-d with his shliach Gye have helped me considerably. My life is looking up!!"
b) My view about others "Most people in the world probably do NOT lust, and I can believe that, because ever since I joined gye, I can often stand in the shoes of the people in the world - talking to a woman without fantasizing. My sobriety proved to me - that my view about others when I was on the wrong road was dead w r o n g"

So KOT
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Re: My Story 16 Dec 2015 00:59 #271463

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[b]

4) THE TRUCKING HIGHWAY - MILE TWO from 90 days till today
a) I say about myself "Other guys have their struggle - mine isn't such a tough one. G-d with his shliach Gye have helped me considerably. My life is looking up!!"
b) My view about others "Most people in the world probably do NOT lust, and I can believe that, because ever since I joined gye, I can often stand in the shoes of the people in the world - talking to a woman without fantasizing. My sobriety proved to me - that my view about others when I was on the wrong road was dead w r o n g"


According to this perspective what is then the source of our addiction? Why are some people addicted and others not? These people, who you assume can talk to a woman without fantasizing, I can't imagine the 12 steps just came naturally to them. So what's their secret?

Unless you know otherwise I would actually disagree with your premise. Chaza"l say that "Gezel v'Arayos nafsho shel odom mechamdton" (translated: lust for money and sex are innate to the human soul). That seems to imply that everyone has a "chimud" for arayos. I think this is called "lust", no?
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1 day may be too long for me, but I take it OWAAT = One wave at a time, cause the lust comes and goes like a wave which rises and crashes.

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My friend, as an Apie I'm a little rigid, so I'd like move this topic to The Mark of Torah - Lust Chizuk arena, and I we can discuss this further over there
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Re: My Story / Aspie 20 Dec 2015 18:58 #271877

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gibbor120 wrote:
Or perhaps, let's make it a bit different. Someone is chronically depressed and eventually takes his own life.
1- I am saddened to hear such a story
2- I can relate to what the guy did
If someone has issue with this - shout at me on my aspie thread


Mark, a number of people on this forum have flirted with the S word (and the D word), but hopefully we recognize at least intellectually why it's an illogical, counter-productive idea. So am I misunderstanding something - to what extent do you relate to this fictitious guy?
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Re: My Story / Asperger 20 Dec 2015 20:04 #271887

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Eslaasos, a number of people on this forum have flirted with the P word (and the M word), but hopefully we recognize at least intellectually why it's an illogical, counter-productive idea

In case you didn't notice, that was quite an aspie way of replying - I think

I mentioned to Dov - I think the reason his posts are so long is that he's a very typical neurotypical guy

We need some respect and understanding on the forums
If someone lusts it doesn't help to say. don't!
If we sympathize we can accomplish a lot more. That's what I was doing with our friend
S is damn wrong... but just shouting is not how we change someone from doing it

Also the communication to aspies sometimes needs to be different
Very often, to an aspie, getting emotional or shouting = 0
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Re: My Story / Asperger 21 Dec 2015 15:57 #271944

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Mark, I just saw your reply because for some reason the notification of your reply went to my spam folder, maybe it was the shouting that did it.

First off, I apologize if my shouting offended, I was only responding to your original request.

Personally, after I was already on the way to recovery my Rav drew a line in the sand for me that some words are not on the table, and maybe that makes me somewhat sensitive.
So I'll try to say it softer, but I still don't understand the need to relate to this fictitious guy.
Nu nu, I don't have to understand everything.


Joking and insulting aside, I have often thought there is a suicidal tendency to the decision making process of habitual lusters (staying away form the A word to avoid the M word machlokes). Maybe that's why we talk about recovery as living real life. I think this is true for me but it hasn't gotten me anywhere beyond making the observation. Any thoughts?
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Re: My Story / Asperger 22 Dec 2015 03:37 #272006

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Your observations are always precious

Shouting at Asperger folks isn't offensive, it just often getting emotional goes right over their head

I don't have S tendencies, but depression does hit sometimes. Especially around kabalas shabbos time for 1/2hr.

If I'd speak absolute aspie, I'd say "S"? Are you out of your mind?????

But I try to speak neurotypically, and the first response is to emphasise, even with a guy that is out of his mind לכל הדעות
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Re: My Story / Asperger 22 Dec 2015 03:40 #272008

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Thank you.

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Re: My Story / Asperger 22 Dec 2015 03:51 #272009

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I wish I knew

What I think is that Asperger folks get overloaded by multitasking and stressors etc...
And erev Shabbos is a very good day to make aspies crazy

I have on rare occasion come to shul 1/2hr before mincha, and it's been a better experience. I'm trying to work on it, but this is one thing aspergers suffer with - time management or rather lack of.
I had some family input to get me to my chupa on time :-), although virtually no one in my family knows the term 'As'
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Re: My Story / Asperger 30 Dec 2015 17:15 #272843

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This is the bb forum
Mark is smarter than me
I think it's high time I compiled my resume on gye, it'll do good for my ego even if it's all fictitious
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Re: My Story / Asperger 30 Dec 2015 23:27 #272885

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And in a week or two you're going to overtake him in number of posts. OK, maybe a month or two.
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And in a week or two you're going to overtake him in number of posts. OK, maybe a month or two.
Some guys just don't have a clue what forum they are in
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Re: My Story / Asperger 31 Dec 2015 03:01 #272929

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markz wrote:
eslaasos wrote:
And in a week or two you're going to overtake him in number of posts. OK, maybe a month or two.
Some guys just don't have a clue what forum they are in
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i hope you aren't joking. the "just having fun" section is dedicated to humor but it doesn't mean that levity isn't allowed everywhere else. but it's your own thread so to each their own i guess. if you weren't serious then i apologize for being choished you.
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Sorry Shlomo I wasn't being serious

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Markz by the way I like your attitude I hope your are not always in life like this (so strong)


Unfortunately I am like this in life, often
Too blunt or sharp - however you prefer ;-)
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Re: My Story / Asperger 20 Jan 2016 18:33 #275011

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pischoshelmachat wrote:
Mazel Tov MarkZ on reaching the Wall of Honour

Markz it's time to update your chart?
isn't it red by now?
Thank you guys...
I actually wasn't very interested in the 90 day thing in the first place, at least it wasn't my priority and not a tool

I believe in ODAAT, but if it's a help to anyone that I display some sorta count then I'm honored to do so
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I've been dealing with lots of stress recently which may be the cause of fleeting split second lustful moments
My trucking tools on page one are BH well in check and recently passed the 150 mile / day "Mark"er

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Re: My Story / Asperger 24 Jan 2016 20:54 #275347

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I don't know how much more times I can try to bounce back from a fall


If what we're doing until now isn't working, maybe it's time to try something new.

Have you considered joining our 12-Step phone groups? The TaPHSiC method? Therapy? Live Groups? There's no excuse... there is always more we can try. This is what we came down to the world. There's no giving up in this game!

I think the reason why the.one.and.only.guard says that there is no excuse is because in my extensive reading the forums, there hasn't been one instance of failure for anyone that had a little determination

All the guys that are still acting out, is due to lack of owning their part, and DOING SOMETHING to better their life, if it means posting on the forums, or SA meetings, or a partner, or Therapy, or lots more...
(For some of us, replace "or", with "and")

My personal tools are not the most powerful, and although I'm very shy, nevertheless if what I am doing wasnt helping me and I had to open up to a real person, I'd do it today, rather than living a dishonest religious life

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Re: My Story / Asperger 24 Jan 2016 21:20 #275350

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I don't know how much more times I can try to bounce back from a fall


If what we're doing until now isn't working, maybe it's time to try something new.

Have you considered joining our 12-Step phone groups? The TaPHSiC method? Therapy? Live Groups? There's no excuse... there is always more we can try. This is what we came down to the world. There's no giving up in this game!

I think the reason why the.one.and.only.guard says that there is no excuse is because in my extensive reading the forums, there hasn't been one instance of failure for anyone that had a little determination

All the guys that are still acting out, is due to lack of owning their part, and DOING SOMETHING to better their life, if it means posting on the forums, or SA meetings, or a partner, or Therapy, or lots more...
(For some of us, replace "or", with "and")

My personal tools are not the most powerful, and although I'm very shy, nevertheless if what I am doing wasnt helping me and I had to open up to a real person, I'd do it today, rather than living a dishonest religious life

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Markz, if I may embarrass you with a compliment or two, first, I've personally found your tools and your whole approach very helpful.

Second, you say you're shy and not a communicator, but I find that you are one of the most upbeat and helpful people on the forums.

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the.guard wrote:
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I don't know how much more times I can try to bounce back from a fall


If what we're doing until now isn't working, maybe it's time to try something new.

Have you considered joining our 12-Step phone groups? The TaPHSiC method? Therapy? Live Groups? There's no excuse... there is always more we can try. This is what we came down to the world. There's no giving up in this game!

I think the reason why the.one.and.only.guard says that there is no excuse is because in my extensive reading the forums, there hasn't been one instance of failure for anyone that had a little determination

All the guys that are still acting out, is due to lack of owning their part, and DOING SOMETHING to better their life, if it means posting on the forums, or SA meetings, or a partner, or Therapy, or lots more...
(For some of us, replace "or", with "and")

My personal tools are not the most powerful, and although I'm very shy, nevertheless if what I am doing wasnt helping me and I had to open up to a real person, I'd do it today, rather than living a dishonest religious life

All it takes is 'naaseh' and you'll 'hear' your engines fire away on the Heilige Trucking highway


Markz, if I may embarrass you with a compliment or two, first, I've personally found your tools and your whole approach very helpful.

Second, you say you're shy and not a communicator, but I find that you are one of the most upbeat and helpful people on the forums.



You have my vote as well


Im still cracking up on the roach spray post
(What the heck IS in there )

Re: My Story / Asperger 27 Jan 2016 19:23 #275658

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This week we got a new computer at home

How things have changed!!!

I rely on CovenantEyes reporting system

Previously when I'd get a new device I would first inaugurate it with all filth possible, and then, a day later when I had enough "fun", I'd delete the history, install CE and it was back kosher. And my partner thinks I'm kosher, and so do I! hah!

But on my gye truck I learnt things are different!

I stopped objectifying things (See "The Women Object" in "Free Towing" below)

Today, I see my computer just as a regular human being. It has moods, can get sick, viruses... It can be slow, or crash like we all do... I don't sexualize it anymore ;-)

So right away without much ado I installed CE, although as mentioned previously my other tools are what are keeping me in check, and only have CE as a backup
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Today, I see my computer just as a regular human being. It has moods, can get sick, viruses... It can be slow, or crash like we all do... I don't sexualize it anymore ;-)

Somehow, it gets "sick" with viruses less often if we don't use it for porn...
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This week we got a new computer at home

How things have changed!!!

I rely on CovenantEyes reporting system

Previously when I'd get a new device I would first inaugurate it with all filth possible, and then, a day later when I had enough "fun", I'd delete the history, install CE and it was back kosher. And my partner thinks I'm kosher, and so do I! hah!

But on my gye truck I learnt things are different!

I stopped objectifying things (See "The Women Object" in "Free Towing" below)

Today, I see my computer just as a regular human being. It has moods, can get sick, viruses... It can be slow, or crash like we all do... I don't sexualize it anymore ;-)

So right away without much ado I installed CE, although as mentioned previously my other tools are what are keeping me in check, and only have CE as a backup


Very nice.

I view humans as computers. I turn them on, they turn me on. I view them through a window. I have favorites. I use tools. When they are tired and slow, I need to refresh them. Sometimes I think an add-on would be beneficial. They may get heated up when used a lot. There is a choice to run, however. But like husband and wife, they cannot function alone.
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Re: My Story / Asperger 28 Jan 2016 01:13 #275737

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Good stuff,

With gs help this new machine should be nichnas bshalom vyotze bshalom, of course only when it is zakein usva yamim.

And if it does lo aleinu go early, it should be al kiddush hashem, or at least in service of country.

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With Gd by my side Im still sober, and NOT dry drunk either
Guys - Things haven't changed much since page 1, and nor has your support, which I appreciate to no end!

2000 posts!
Wow!
Maybe it would be advisable to retire now peacefully
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On this auspicious occassion, I am accepting on myself bln to upgrade my eye 'guard' for the next month - not to google search images, even though I keep the 1 second rule, and even though my good YH says I should continue for the sake of GYE, the wise sage that he is...

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Re: My Story / Asperger 02 Mar 2016 14:46 #279932

Mazel Tov on reaching 90. You are a true inspiration.

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I take offense that you consider me not a real person, you're seriously compelling me to dispel any notions and come onto your call tomorrow
:pinch: Warning: Spoiler!


I still need another few days / weeks, and I'm concerned the most that I'm not ready for the group conversation even if I feel like some of you guys are like my brother. I'm almost ready to pickup the phone and call you or Yesod personally...


 



Hey! Cordnoy is one of the Roshei Yeshiva, but how did Yesod get the zechus for a possible phone call from one of the gedolei haforum? (Yesod, I'm jealous but it's קנאת סופרים)


I am having a very hard time because I am being tempted more and more to pick up the phone and call a couple of you guys but since I'm a mild aspie, and concerned I'll say the wrong thing in a group setting - I have decided not to come onto the group call

Speaking OGAAT?

1guyatatime I'm gonna seriously consider - but someone needs to give me compelling reason to
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Re: My Story / Asperger 09 Mar 2016 21:49 #280871

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Don't be shy,  we all take turns making fools out of ourselves. 

If you'd like to ring a brother up,  msg me.  

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Re: Aspie - pls read my Nov 11 share at end of page 1 10 Mar 2016 17:25 #280969

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Yesod wrote on 12 Nov 2015 19:08:
Mark have you been karming me?

I get these karmas and i have no clue from who and i suspect ive been marked.


am i going to be recieving a bill from you?

You know, i've actually thought about opening a false account just to up my karma. Pretty pathetic, no?  But i decieded that i did'nt need to add con-artist (which i'm pretty good at - if not for that annoying conscience) to my list of addictions.
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Dont worry SG, 
You won't be the first or the last fellow to show up here who struggles with relying on others to confirm their self worth,  it's one of the very predominant characteristics of a lustaholic.

But on another note, ill up your Karma............ for a reasonable price

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cordnoy wrote on 11 Mar 2016 11:20:

markz wrote on 11 Mar 2016 03:09:
Shteeble!

I hope you're doing well!!

I get a Mazel Tov - spoke to a great trucker on the forum today - a first for me

Did you recieve the exclusive invitation yet?

That indeed is worthy of a Mazel tov.
How was it?

I hooked up with Yesod. Sounds like a nice guy - more than on in the written word
I think it helped to have a mindset that I'm a normal guy talking another normal guy - which is the reality

Im always hesitant making conversations which isn't my biggest strength. The floor is open if anyone wants to call me I'm happy to say hi, just email me markzgye@gmail.com send me your real first name and guess my real first name and your phone number

Sponsorship? That takes a long term commitment and I don't think it's my calling

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Re: My Story / Asperger 13 Mar 2016 04:52 #281145

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Markz sounds alot stranger on the forum than on the phone. 

Get over it markz, you're not that special. 
 

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Yesod wrote on 13 Mar 2016 04:52:
Markz sounds alot stranger on the forum than on the phone. 

Get over it markz, you're not that special. 

 

He is pretty special, on the forum at least. Very funny, upbeat, encouraging but occasionally sharp, finds amazing images, emojis, gif's and all sorts of other things that really brighten this place up!

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There is only one Markz and he is pretty special,  but fairly normal nonetheless

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This is all so cute! Now I wanna talk to mark!
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Purim Night my mind kept going back to this passuk

וּבְכָל־י֣וֹם וָי֔וֹם מָרְדֳּכַי֙ מִתְהַלֵּ֔ךְ לִפְנֵ֖י חֲצַ֣ר בֵּית־הַנָּשִׁ֑ים

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markz wrote on 25 Mar 2016 20:11:
Purim Night my mind kept going back to this passuk

וּבְכָל־י֣וֹם וָי֔וֹם מָרְדֳּכַי֙ מִתְהַלֵּ֔ךְ לִפְנֵ֖י חֲצַ֣ר בֵּית־הַנָּשִׁ֑ים

So I'm not an addict - just plain messed up

Loda'as mah "zeh" v'al mah "zeh."

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Re: My Story / Asperger 25 Mar 2016 20:22 #282524

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Cord' - that's one of the deepest mystical posts probably in the entire worldwide web!!!

Translated to English
What is this 12 thing?
And why this 12 thing?


If you worked the 12 thing would  that clear your mind of thinking about that passuk?
I wasn't obsessed about it, just a little thought that popped back a few times, to no consequence
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Re: My Story / Asperger 25 Mar 2016 20:29 #282526

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markz wrote on 25 Mar 2016 20:22:
Cord' - that's one of the deepest mystical posts probably in the entire worldwide web!!!

Translated to English
What is this 12 thing?
And why this 12 thing?


If you worked the 12 thing would  that clear your mind of thinking about that passuk?
I wasn't obsessed about it, just a little thought that popped back a few times, to no consequence

I'm not smart enough to know the answer to that question, but perhaps....
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If one gives up at the first sign of a struggle, he is really not ready to be successful."
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Re: My Story / Asperger 25 Mar 2016 21:31 #282533

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cordnoy wrote on 25 Mar 2016 20:29:

markz wrote on 25 Mar 2016 20:22:
Cord' - that's one of the deepest mystical posts probably in the entire worldwide web!!!

Translated to English
What is this 12 thing?
And why this 12 thing?


If you worked the 12 thing would  that clear your mind of thinking about that passuk?
I wasn't obsessed about it, just a little thought that popped back a few times, to no consequence

I'm not smart enough to know the answer to that question, but perhaps....

this is the actual pasuk -
ובכל יום ויום מרדכי מתהלך לפני חצר בית הנשים לדעת את שלום אסתר ומה יעשה בה

now it is true that the last 3 letters in the pasuk still add up to 12. and the rashei teivos of the last two words in the pasuk also add up to 12, and if want to don our streimels and darshan, there is a lot more purim torah to say.
however, allow me, לכבוד reb mark to share a thought on this pasuk.
the malbim and others point out that mordechai's going לפני חצר בית הנשים was because he feared for esther's life, that she would either be killed as a מורד for not divulging her nationality, or something similar, but the targum adds an eye-opening nuance:
ובכל יומא ויומא מרדכי הוה מצלי, ואזל קדם דרתא די בבית נשיא למידע ית שלמא דאסתר 
everyday mordechai "would daven", and he would walk "in front of the gate which was at the harem"
so 2 things: 
1. life threatening though it was, mordechai only went in front of the outer gate to try to glean information about esther
2. he davened first.

we can ask, however, that how does the targum know that mordechai davened before going - it does not say so in the pasuk - all it says is that everyday mordechai went. perhaps a peirush can be that it is pashut that before going anywhere where there is a chance for the yeitzer to strike, even if you are mordechai, and even if you are going for pikuach nefesh of klal yisrael, and even just to the outer gate, you need to daven for siyata dishmaya to be saved.
so the next time this pasuk comes up, one can remind himself that the targum says mordechai davened before going, and perhaps a quick tefilla for recovery and help would do all of us some good.
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Yikes!
I had the לדעת right, but I screwed up the next. I was off by two פרקים.
Thanks for takin' it easy on me.
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Re: My Story / Asperger 25 Mar 2016 22:05 #282537

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cordnoy wrote on 25 Mar 2016 21:54:
Yikes!
I had the לדעת right, but I screwed up the next. I was off by two פרקים.
 

i was דן לכף זכות that you wrote it while drunk. (all that talk about 12 steps)
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Re: My Story / Asperger 27 Mar 2016 01:08 #282557

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peloni almoni wrote on 25 Mar 2016 21:31:

cordnoy wrote on 25 Mar 2016 20:29:

markz wrote on 25 Mar 2016 20:22:
Cord' - that's one of the deepest mystical posts probably in the entire worldwide web!!!

Translated to English
What is this 12 thing?
And why this 12 thing?


If you worked the 12 thing would  that clear your mind of thinking about that passuk?
I wasn't obsessed about it, just a little thought that popped back a few times, to no consequence

I'm not smart enough to know the answer to that question, but perhaps....

this is the actual pasuk -
ובכל יום ויום מרדכי מתהלך לפני חצר בית הנשים לדעת את שלום אסתר ומה יעשה בה

now it is true that the last 3 letters in the pasuk still add up to 12. and the rashei teivos of the last two words in the pasuk also add up to 12, and if want to don our streimels and darshan, there is a lot more purim torah to say.
however, allow me, לכבוד reb mark to share a thought on this pasuk.
the malbim and others point out that mordechai's going לפני חצר בית הנשים was because he feared for esther's life, that she would either be killed as a מורד for not divulging her nationality, or something similar, but the targum adds an eye-opening nuance:
ובכל יומא ויומא מרדכי הוה מצלי, ואזל קדם דרתא די בבית נשיא למידע ית שלמא דאסתר 
everyday mordechai "would daven", and he would walk "in front of the gate which was at the harem"
so 2 things: 
1. life threatening though it was, mordechai only went in front of the outer gate to try to glean information about esther
2. he davened first.

we can ask, however, that how does the targum know that mordechai davened before going - it does not say so in the pasuk - all it says is that everyday mordechai went. perhaps a peirush can be that it is pashut that before going anywhere where there is a chance for the yeitzer to strike, even if you are mordechai, and even if you are going for pikuach nefesh of klal yisrael, and even just to the outer gate, you need to daven for siyata dishmaya to be saved.
so the next time this pasuk comes up, one can remind himself that the targum says mordechai davened before going, and perhaps a quick tefilla for recovery and help would do all of us some good.

I am not sure that מצלי in that context means to daven.....does someone say that?
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Re: My Story / Asperger 27 Mar 2016 01:31 #282562

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?? that is what it always means
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Re: My Story / Asperger 27 Mar 2016 02:32 #282579

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markz wrote on 27 Mar 2016 01:59:

unnecessary. but thanks all the same. 

i would show my hakaras hatov to mark by wearing this:

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Re: My Story / Asperger 27 Mar 2016 03:38 #282595

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I thought it might have a different meanin', but the only place in Shas (I think, but then again, i haven't been battin' too good lately, and especially on this thread) is Brachos 26, where there it clearly means to daven, and with Mark's mareh makom as well, I will put this baby to rest. I always liked the vort. Thank you
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Re: My Story / Asperger 27 Mar 2016 04:00 #282602

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cordnoy wrote on 27 Mar 2016 03:38:
I thought it might have a different meanin', but the only place in Shas (I think, but then again, i haven't been battin' too good lately, and especially on this thread) is Brachos 26, where there it clearly means to daven, and with Mark's mareh makom as well, I will put this baby to rest. I always liked the vort. Thank you
 

brachos 13, 17, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 ....
bava basra 10b
yoma 53b
nidda 14a
eruvin 65a
rosh hashana 35a
sota 33a
chagiga 11b 
suka 41b
shabbos 30b
moed katan 28a
taanis 13b
kesuvos 67b

...  i am sure there are others.
cords!!!! i missed you soooo much. it's good to be back.
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לפעולות אדם בדבר שפתיך אני שמרתי אורחות פריץ. תמוך אשורי במעגלותיך בל נמוטו פעמי. תהלים יז
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oh i forgot brachos 6b and 7a.
Have a corny day ... and if you do have other plans, change 'em!!
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לפעולות אדם בדבר שפתיך אני שמרתי אורחות פריץ. תמוך אשורי במעגלותיך בל נמוטו פעמי. תהלים יז
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Re: My Story / Asperger 27 Mar 2016 04:11 #282605

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I was referrin' to מצלי ואזיל.
Perhaps some of your places say that as well, but not in the four that i checked.

sounds like you're excited though; that's good.
We're glad to have you back.
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I don't know if you want to stay too long on this thread, my amiretus עמ׳רצות may rub off on you
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cordnoy wrote on 27 Mar 2016 04:11:
I was referrin' to מצלי ואזיל.
 

thank god. you had me scared.
Have a corny day ... and if you do have other plans, change 'em!!
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לפעולות אדם בדבר שפתיך אני שמרתי אורחות פריץ. תמוך אשורי במעגלותיך בל נמוטו פעמי. תהלים יז
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Re: My Story / Asperger 30 Mar 2016 16:47 #282968

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Guys - here's why I appreciate the.guard's forum and YOU!

When I started gye הטהור more than half a year ago I asked the following question  "I've been wondering if people with mild aspergers are more vulnerable to the lure of pornography"

I quoted from "Asperger Syndrome and Sexuality".
The gist of that article was that lust can be caused from the aspect of relationship, where aspie young adults are often immature (although they may be interested in sex and dating at the same time as their peers).


The.guard sent me a great parenting handbook. Yesterday I found something interesting there (pg 20)

"Researchers describe four pre- existing conditions that put an individual at high risk for getting into trouble on the Internet.
1- They are lack of family bonds;
2- low self-esteem;

3- inability to express opinions and questions;
4- inability to socialize"


If this is true, it puts all Aspergers that often have all 4 conditions, in a very tough predicament - high risk for getting into trouble on the Internet

I want to focus on the last point and quote rabbi keleman from further in that Handbook

4. Inability to Socialize:
Data indicate that many who turn to the internet for pornography or social contact do so because they consistently fail to succeed socially in their own world.First, there are the socially inept. These are individuals who never mastered how to get along with others. When they were young, they often studied straight through recess or preferred playing computer games or doing other solitary activities. In some cases, they wanted to play with everyone else but were excluded. In their pre-teens or even earlier, these children were joining the ranks of the “at-risk” for later internet involvement."


OTR quoted yesterday the following that
"The opposite of addiction is not sobriety.
The opposite of addiction is connection. 

And our whole society, the engine of our society, is geared towards making us connect with things not people"

 'gettingcloser' said correctly on page 1 that "Aspergers do care about relationships". But they lack social skills and therefore are often without close friends, as I experienced. I have many relatives, but none close. 

Today I feel a close friendship with many guys on guardyoureyes without mentioning all the countless חברים!
Even with you Dov, who can't believe that an anonymous relationship for someone on gye is considered a real relationship (as it is for me)

I feel that this could be a Major part of my sobriety - the.guard took my "inability to socialize" and created a socializing forum, which it alone could be why my lust overdrive has crashed.

It's still spluttering - relax, ok?
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Re: My Story / Asperger 30 Mar 2016 20:02 #282985

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Wow, that is a really good point. I never thought of that. Are you this social "in the real world", because you do seem to have the skills...
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Mark, great point. Maybe this new skill can be transferred to face-to-face relationships as well? I know nothing about Asperger's so I may be off-base, but just speaking from my experience, I have found that I learnt new skills in the safe anonymity of the forum which I have then been able to apply in real life as well.

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Re: My Story / NON Asperger 03 Apr 2016 23:17 #283409

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newsflash.gif

I have formerly handed in my resignation from the league of Aspies
I HAVE GRADUATED

I have morphed into a regular Neurotypical guy on the street

See ye all later
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markz wrote on 03 Apr 2016 23:17:
newsflash.gif

I have formerly handed in my resignation from the league of Aspies
I HAVE GRADUATED

I have morphed into a regular Neurotypical guy on the street

See ye all later
:pinch: Warning: Spoiler!

i saw this coming a mile away
you know, mark, remind me never to become enemies with you. because you do not forgive and forget easy.
Have a corny day ... and if you do have other plans, change 'em!!
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None of us has it all together, but together, we have it all.

we always put our sobriety before our ego -
מוטב שאקרא שוטה כל ימי ואל אהיה רשע שעה אחת לפני המקום

לפעולות אדם בדבר שפתיך אני שמרתי אורחות פריץ. תמוך אשורי במעגלותיך בל נמוטו פעמי. תהלים יז
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Have a corny day ... and if you do have other plans, change 'em!!
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None of us has it all together, but together, we have it all.

we always put our sobriety before our ego -
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לפעולות אדם בדבר שפתיך אני שמרתי אורחות פריץ. תמוך אשורי במעגלותיך בל נמוטו פעמי. תהלים יז
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peloni almoni wrote:

markz wrote:
newsflash.gif

I have formerly handed in my resignation from the league of Aspies
I HAVE GRADUATED

I have morphed into a regular Neurotypical guy on the street

See ye all later
:pinch: Warning: Spoiler!

i saw this coming a mile away
you know, mark, remind me never to become enemies with you. because you do not forgive and forget easy.

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What actually happened mark?
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Slow down!!!!!!!!

That Bar is for sharing among ALL my friends here

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Why is my day count on 90?
I wanted to share what I dscs'd this morning on the chat with Guideme, which verified my thought process, and feel free to respond to this post if you like

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GuideMe:  BTW, why is alwais says your'e on 90 days?
Me:  I didn't update it 150 days ago, cos i like constantly gettin Mazel tovs
GuideMe:  Mazel tov mark!!!
Me:  Real reason?
Me:  I have a feeling when newcomers see someone is on 2500 days (as there are some great guys like that here), they think - oh cool, he doesn't struggle, I'll talk to someone else, and I want them to be comfortable talking to me [ed. stupid idea]
GuideMe:  It's an interesting thought
Me:  Debatable...
GuideMe:  i think it's also sacry. talk to a guy with billion days
Me:  Why
GuideMe:  cuz it's like: oh, he dosen't care about me - he is so importent.
Me:  You're not explaining it right. What bothers you?
GuideMe:  i guess it's hard for me to fully express myself in English
Me:  Write it in Spanish או בעברית - אני מעוניין לדעת
GuideMe:  גם בעברית קשה להסביר  
שאדם ותיק, הוא כאילו חשוב. אי אפשר "סתם" להטריד אותוi can't just call him and say "Hi! my mom pissed me off so i need to talk to someone"
Me:  אבל הוא ממציא עצמו לך
GuideMe:  but Dov is super nice guy . sure, but still. it's Probably lack of self confidence or something
Me:  I hear you a little...
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Re: My Story / Asperger 08 Apr 2016 14:05 #284016

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Mazel Tov!!!!
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And every day that you want to waste, that you want to waste, you can
And every day that you want to wake up, that you want to wake, you can
And every day that you want to change, that you want to change, yeah
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Re: My Story / NON Asperger 10 Apr 2016 22:58 #284225

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markz wrote on 03 Apr 2016 23:17:
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I have formerly handed in my resignation from the league of Aspies
I HAVE GRADUATED

I have morphed into a regular Neurotypical guy on the street

See ye all later
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Stupid woman - didn't wanna give me a release letter

im being serious - I showed her that post and she laughed it off, so you almost got it right
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markz wrote on 08 Apr 2016 14:04:
Why is my day count on 90?
I wanted to share what I dscs'd this morning on the chat with Guideme, which verified my thought process, and feel free to respond to this post if you like

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GuideMe:  BTW, why is alwais says your'e on 90 days?
Me:  I didn't update it 150 days ago, cos i like constantly gettin Mazel tovs
GuideMe:  Mazel tov mark!!!
Me:  Real reason?
Me:  I have a feeling when newcomers see someone is on 2500 days (as there are some great guys like that here), they think - oh cool, he doesn't struggle, I'll talk to someone else, and I want them to be comfortable talking to me [ed. stupid idea]
GuideMe:  It's an interesting thought
Me:  Debatable...
GuideMe:  i think it's also sacry. talk to a guy with billion days
Me:  Why
GuideMe:  cuz it's like: oh, he dosen't care about me - he is so importent.
Me:  You're not explaining it right. What bothers you?
GuideMe:  i guess it's hard for me to fully express myself in English
Me:  Write it in Spanish או בעברית - אני מעוניין לדעת
GuideMe:  גם בעברית קשה להסביר  
שאדם ותיק, הוא כאילו חשוב. אי אפשר "סתם" להטריד אותוi can't just call him and say "Hi! my mom pissed me off so i need to talk to someone"
Me:  אבל הוא ממציא עצמו לך
GuideMe:  but Dov is super nice guy . sure, but still. it's Probably lack of self confidence or something
Me:  I hear you a little...

Mazel tov!!!

I actually think that GM makes a lot of sense.  It Can be intimidating. Sure people are nice, but many of us feel so stupid and ashamed at ourselves after a fall, we don't know how we gave in Again, and we imagine that everyone else will judge us for it. Only someone else suffering from the same insane cravings can really understand.  Now, it's true that many people with high clean counts still understand or feel those struggles, but when those high numbers are staring you in the face, you kindof feel that they are beyond all that garbage and are on to bigger and better things.  
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And I think you may not fully appreciate "One day at a time", because that's all the big truckers have

NOTHING MORE THAN ONE DAY

Theres a famous AA saying
""The man I once was drank, The man I once was will drink again."

Therefore I ask please - the man amongst us that has been reborn entirely after 90 with no lust "attacks", would he kindly step forward please...
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markz wrote on 11 Apr 2016 14:42:
And I think you may not fully appreciate "One day at a time", because that's all the big truckers have

NOTHING MORE THAN ONE DAY

Theres a famous AA saying
""The man I once was drank, The man I once was will drink again."

Therefore I ask please - the man amongst us that has been reborn entirely after 90 with no lust "attacks", would he kindly step forward please...

True, however you're jumping to tbe extreme. "...the man amongst us that has been reborn entirely after 90 with no lust "attacks",..."     no one is reborn again, but i think most will say that things do get easier with time. Not sayn that the cravings are weaker, but we get more used to controling our day to remain clean. When you're not always slipping to the edge, the falls with all of the struggles move further back in the mind.
Odaat is great for planning ahead, but i don't see how it's helpful lookin back. 
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Bigmoish wrote on 27 Jan 2016 20:04:
Somehow, it gets "sick" with viruses less often if we don't use it for porn...  

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Why don't you just read 'em first, and then decide how and if you're gonna blog about the 'dumb' parts?
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Re: My Story (Mild Asperger) 28 Apr 2016 12:05 #286072

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cordnoy wrote on 28 Apr 2016 03:48:
Why don't you just read 'em first, and then decide how and if you're gonna blog about the 'dumb' parts?

As PA said


I don't understand either, but that's the way I am...

The 'dumb' parts was primarily re; the handbook, but if there's any in the whitebook, I'd note them too

Take for example the current dropdown that predominantly features "Taphsic"
I guess the dropdown order was based on the level of the sexaholic struggle (as per the Initial Evaluation page)​, but I have yet to hear of substantial long-term success with it
1 or 2 users is great, but not reason to give it much weight

IMHO, the impression that some member get from GYE regarding Taphsic, is misleading
Gye 'policy' is 'live and let live', i.e. Put tools out there, and let people try them, and if they don't work move to the next.
BUT they think the following "If gye recommended it, it must be a viable tool, so i'll try it, and try it, and try it again"
Little do they know that it's only recommended to a very very very small segment of the population
Therefore I believe it can be offered as an option, but without all the great pomp and fanfare, and should be moved off the dropdown

If there's a mark-able long-term taphsic success rate (5%+), Ill be the first happy member to hear
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Re: My Story (Mild Asperger) 28 Apr 2016 12:43 #286073

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Hear ye, hear ye!
Wdf does yaakov know?
Gye has  over 10,000 members (so they say) and I know of at least 7 of them that tried the taphsic method, and it didn't work!
So, as soon as I find the time to read the book, I will blog about the silliness of that recovery tool.
And just wait till I get started with that colorful book and all that church meeting surrender gibberish....who the Hell are they kidding? My posts are written already; I just need to read a page or two before it goes to print. 
 
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Re: My Story (Mild Asperger) 28 Apr 2016 12:53 #286074

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I agree with Cord, although I wouldn't have said it that strong. GYE has been around for much longer than you have been sober and also there are many guys, (and girls), who are trying the GYE program and aren't on the forums. If I look at the 90 day wall I barely recognize any of the names. 
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Re: My Story (Mild Asperger) 28 Apr 2016 15:44 #286091

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I don't really follow the last 2 posts if they were being sarcastic

What do you guys want

Im planning to read and comment on the Handbook and White book for myself and anyone that wants to follow

Someone else has a Mesilas Yesharim thead... Each to his own

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My comment regarding Taphsic has nothing to do with reading the handbook

I know where you both stand regarding recommending it for other members, it's never encouraged

Theorising where the other 9,500 other users is cool
They probably all use the "good night calendar" ROTFL

I made a fair comment, which has not sensibly been answered. 

"Why is Taphsic featured in the dropdown"
What about "Exercise"

If there are other broadly practiced proven tools that can show there?

Simple question
Admin for sure knows more than I do

Does anyone have what to comment on what I wrote? Is it a fabrication that there are those who think the following "If gye recommended it, it must be a viable tool, so i'll try it, and try it, and try it again"
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Re: My Story (Mild Asperger) 28 Apr 2016 16:33 #286098

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Here is what you wrote:

The new thread will have critical notes of the 2 books. Primarily listing what pages we feel are beneficial, and critiquing ones that we feel are, how shall we say nicely - 'dumb'

It'll be open to the public, but you get a personal invite. Your posts today have given me a greater drive to get on with this, and I have a hunch may be beneficial to you

Let me know if youre interested joining me in this venture.

I am sorry, but a song by Elle comes to mind.

"Critical notes"!? And as an intro, you unequivocally state that you'll critique those pages that you feel are dumb. That is mighty haughty of you. And I apologize again, and this is being written here out of respect and because you invest so much time into your recovery and helping others and you are a great resource for those who are attempting to recover. It's like the 12th grader heading into the rosh yeshiva's shiur, posting a sign on the luach that he will be giving a nightly chaburah pointing out all the flaws in the rosh yeshiva's logic and mehalech in the sugya.

I only went thru the white book 8, 9 or 10 times, so I am no expert. Some things I don't like and I am not shy about it, but I don't give an intro to the call that I will be critiquing the book and demonstrating where their vision or direction is stupid and dumb.

My apologies again. Please write what you feel. That is what a forum is about. We all have our recovery and sobriety in mind, and of course the recovery and sobriety of all of klal yisroel.

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I'm going to keep my little head out from between the mountains here, but I just wanted to point out that in the context in which it was used, "critical" and "criticizing" do not mean the same thing. 
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And every day that you want to waste, that you want to waste, you can
And every day that you want to wake up, that you want to wake, you can
And every day that you want to change, that you want to change, yeah
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My personal feelings about the books are that the white book is a peirush from a controversial acharon and the big book is (I DO NOT MEAN THIS LITERALLY) torah min hashamayim. I do not relate to a significant portion of the white book, as do many others. Hence SAA which has their own literature. My sponsor runs a big book program anyways, which I feel very much connected to.
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Regarding the White book, I don't remember any details from the book, but it was an eye-opener and very helpful for me vis-a-vis lusting for my wife.

Regarding the Taphsic, I believe is a גאון'ישע כאפ

You wrote במקו"א:



This is a stress free knas based prevention idea (unlike Taphsic which only serves for emergency lust attacks)


A Taphsic by any other name seems to be a Taphsic,
and I don't know why you say it's for emergencies.
לא ירדתי לסוף דעתך

What's there not to work about a Taphsic? (Of course, without an attitude change and other tools you may go crazy, just like white knuckling.., but if i may add כמו שכתבתי במקו"א that after I made a taphsic, psychologically, for many months, those behaviors were totally off limits for me.)

 

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cordnoy wrote on 28 Apr 2016 16:33:
Here is what you wrote:

The new thread will have critical notes of the 2 books. Primarily listing what pages we feel are beneficial, and critiquing ones that we feel are, how shall we say nicely - 'dumb'

It'll be open to the public, but you get a personal invite. Your posts today have given me a greater drive to get on with this, and I have a hunch may be beneficial to you

Let me know if youre interested joining me in this venture.

I am sorry, but a song by Elle comes to mind.

"Critical notes"!? And as an intro, you unequivocally state that you'll critique those pages that you feel are dumb. That is mighty haughty of you. And I apologize again, and this is being written here out of respect and because you invest so much time into your recovery and helping others and you are a great resource for those who are attempting to recover. It's like the 12th grader heading into the rosh yeshiva's shiur, posting a sign on the luach that he will be giving a nightly chaburah pointing out all the flaws in the rosh yeshiva's logic and mehalech in the sugya.

I only went thru the white book 8, 9 or 10 times, so I am no expert. Some things I don't like and I am not shy about it, but I don't give an intro to the call that I will be critiquing the book and demonstrating where their vision or direction is stupid and dumb.

My apologies again. Please write what you feel. That is what a forum is about. We all have our recovery and sobriety in mind, and of course the recovery and sobriety of all of klal yisroel.

Yasherkoach for all that you do.
You help many, and may that be a zechus for you and your family.

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Re: My Story (Mild Asperger) 09 May 2016 18:12 #287288

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Re: My Story (Mild Asperger) 10 May 2016 20:04 #287399

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Thank Gd the forums are quiet today

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Re: My Story (Mild Asperger) 10 May 2016 22:54 #287403

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markz wrote on 10 May 2016 20:04:
Thank Gd the forums are quiet today

We are all working on recovery in groups / emails / etc..

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Really? How come i didn't see anything! 

Btw, that clip is awesome. Who ever said that trucking was easy.
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Re: My Story - Aspergers 13 May 2016 03:38 #287691

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abie wrote on 02 May 2016 21:54:
Regarding the Taphsic, I believe is a גאון'ישע כאפ

You wrote במקו"א:



This is a stress free knas based prevention idea (unlike Taphsic which only serves for emergency lust attacks)


A Taphsic by any other name seems to be a Taphsic,
and I don't know why you say it's for emergencies.
לא ירדתי לסוף דעתך

What's there not to work about a Taphsic? (Of course, without an attitude change and other tools you may go crazy, just like white knuckling.., but if i may add כמו שכתבתי במקו"א that after I made a taphsic, psychologically, for many months, those behaviors were totally off limits for me.)

 


I'm surprised other's didn't see the difference
The "Good night device" calendar is for me  a "Heker" as the handbook calls a filter
I wasnt lusting / fantasizing when I shut my computer 30 min ago. It's a simple fence that keeps me far far away from illicit situations

Whereas Taphsic is designed for lust attacks. It is a g'oinishe chap for such a situation, but I don't believe it's a viable long term "single standing solution" for someone with a low level addiction like myself, or a stronger addiction
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Re: My Story - Aspergers 13 May 2016 04:24 #287698

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I have not done taphsic, and i don't wanna



(Maybe when i get rich)

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So...

I slipped but didn't fall according to the 90 day rules

I personally would restart my count, but since counting isn't a big tool for me I'm not gonna hit restart if it's not a fall

This happened last Tuesday in the middle of the night when my mind wasn't fully at its prime. I believe a Taphsic may help me for such a infrequent situation, but I'm afraid of Taphsic's...
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Just curious,  why did you wait until now to mention the slip

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I know how hard it is to talk about slipping and falling when you're such an active poster. It's great that you were able to say it. Don't let it get to you and of course...


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I'll answer your question if you can explain that synonym 

i didn't know if it was a fall or a Mast* slip. To me it was closer to a fall than a slip

came Shabbos I had a clearer mind I decided "tonight I'll check the rules and see what it says"

Im still unsure if I should restart...
The main thing is - I restarted my engine right away

but I'm still suffering from the outfall - I see repercussions when I slip...
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Imho you shouldn't decide whether to consider it a fall or slip until said reprecussions fade away. Falls goreres falls and being clean goreres being clean. So even if L'mafreya it's a fall, you were already clean for a week or two and in the being clean goreres being clean cycle.

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I forget what that scrubbing acronym stood for ill try to remember

I think it was 
Keep on not slipping even if you want to slip you know what i mean pal


Anyways lemaase, go vaiter, every road has bumps, vus vilstu shoin

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Thanks guys

Ina - Repercussions i meant as retributions

I see instant 'hand of Satan' when I slip like that. My 2 kids got hurt the next day

but I didn't feel repercussion of my 'acting out' as in spiraling outa control. No. I was back on track right away...
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Re: My Story - Aspergers 29 May 2016 04:37 #289120

Not exactly sure what happened, and as I am qualified to suggest anything on this particular thread, I'll let you guys talk it out. Jut one thing would like to say that I appreciate everything you do on this forum Markz and have been taking advantage of the free lust towing for the last few days. Thanks for being there for me and everyone else here for seems like a very very long time. hatzlacha.

Re: My Story - Aspergers 29 May 2016 04:39 #289121

Sorry... Meant to say not qualified

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And every day that you want to waste, that you want to waste, you can
And every day that you want to wake up, that you want to wake, you can
And every day that you want to change, that you want to change, yeah
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inastruggle wrote on 15 Apr 2016 17:48:
A long time ago I was in a similar situation. I asked some people what to do. The advice I took was from Skeptical. He told me that the count is only a tool. If I think that it'll hurt me to start over then I should not count it as a fall. Maybe as a big slip.

After that I was clean for close to a year. I think if I would've counted it as a fall I would've fell again.

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markz wrote on 29 May 2016 04:36:
Thanks guys

Ina - Repercussions i meant as retributions

I see instant 'hand of Satan' when I slip like that. My 2 kids got hurt the next day

but I didn't feel repercussion of my 'acting out' as in spiraling outa control. No. I was back on track right away...


Markz,
Move on. Don't get caught up in the- my kids got hurt, I need a taphsic- just continue doing what you were doing unless you see it's not working.

I'll tell you something crazy- I had some frustration and struggle last week and almost had a slip and I was thinking to myself- you know, Cordnoy slipped a few times before he got his current long term sobriety and he always kept on going, so maybe I can too. And then I thought- but I don't remember seeing Markz have any issues since he's on this streak.

How crazy that I'm pretty sure I was thinking this all this past Wednesday night..... It's he GYE wireless connection.

Hope that doesn't make too much pressure to see how much I and others are looking up to you...but regardless, we are!

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Thanks guys for all your input

Posts should not contain details that others may find triggering, which is why I can't really explain this Masturbation slip

I hold myself to high standards, and therefore commit bln if I have another rare similar occurrence, that I will restart my count

Ina you raised a valid point. However since my wall of honor count isn't what keeps my eyes / mind off the street / internet / myself, I'm not afraid to use it as a deterrent for this infrequent struggle that in my books can be called a fall
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Now that that's settled, back to business. The just having fun section has been waiting paitently the whole time....

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Workingguy wrote on 29 May 2016 14:17:

markz wrote on 29 May 2016 04:36:
Thanks guys

Ina - Repercussions i meant as retributions

I see instant 'hand of Satan' when I slip like that. My 2 kids got hurt the next day

but I didn't feel repercussion of my 'acting out' as in spiraling outa control. No. I was back on track right away...


Markz,
Move on. Don't get caught up in the- my kids got hurt, I need a taphsic- just continue doing what you were doing unless you see it's not working.

I'll tell you something crazy- I had some frustration and struggle last week and almost had a slip and I was thinking to myself- you know, Cordnoy slipped a few times before he got his current long term sobriety and he always kept on going, so maybe I can too. And then I thought- but I don't remember seeing Markz have any issues since he's on this streak.

How crazy that I'm pretty sure I was thinking this all this past Wednesday night..... It's he GYE wireless connection.

Hope that doesn't make too much pressure to see how much I and others are looking up to you...but regardless, we are!

Cordnoy fell several times as well.
He slips way too often.
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cordnoy wrote on 29 May 2016 18:42:

Workingguy wrote on 29 May 2016 14:17:

markz wrote on 29 May 2016 04:36:
Thanks guys

Ina - Repercussions i meant as retributions

I see instant 'hand of Satan' when I slip like that. My 2 kids got hurt the next day

but I didn't feel repercussion of my 'acting out' as in spiraling outa control. No. I was back on track right away...


Markz,
Move on. Don't get caught up in the- my kids got hurt, I need a taphsic- just continue doing what you were doing unless you see it's not working.

I'll tell you something crazy- I had some frustration and struggle last week and almost had a slip and I was thinking to myself- you know, Cordnoy slipped a few times before he got his current long term sobriety and he always kept on going, so maybe I can too. And then I thought- but I don't remember seeing Markz have any issues since he's on this streak.

How crazy that I'm pretty sure I was thinking this all this past Wednesday night..... It's he GYE wireless connection.

Hope that doesn't make too much pressure to see how much I and others are looking up to you...but regardless, we are!

Cordnoy fell several times as well.
He slips way too often.

he also refers to himself in the third person.
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cordnoy wrote on 29 May 2016 18:42:

Workingguy wrote on 29 May 2016 14:17:

markz wrote on 29 May 2016 04:36:
Thanks guys

Ina - Repercussions i meant as retributions

I see instant 'hand of Satan' when I slip like that. My 2 kids got hurt the next day

but I didn't feel repercussion of my 'acting out' as in spiraling outa control. No. I was back on track right away...


Markz,
Move on. Don't get caught up in the- my kids got hurt, I need a taphsic- just continue doing what you were doing unless you see it's not working.

I'll tell you something crazy- I had some frustration and struggle last week and almost had a slip and I was thinking to myself- you know, Cordnoy slipped a few times before he got his current long term sobriety and he always kept on going, so maybe I can too. And then I thought- but I don't remember seeing Markz have any issues since he's on this streak.

How crazy that I'm pretty sure I was thinking this all this past Wednesday night..... It's he GYE wireless connection.

Hope that doesn't make too much pressure to see how much I and others are looking up to you...but regardless, we are!

Cordnoy fell several times as well.
He slips way too often.


Cordnoy,

Hope you understood that I was using you as an example with the utmost respect of someone who's a role model even though he fell on the way to where he is- no disrespect.

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I assure you Cordnoy wasn't offended. He didn't hear disrespect. He was sharing his situation that he has a very slippery deck on board

His confirmation to this may be short as his style eg he may just click thank you, so workingguy Keep On Impressive Trucking!!
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The slippery deck last night was due to a sudden storm that appeared over the weekend. 
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Did you not see it coming?

Or as you'd say in your old avatar message

Did you not see the storm brewing?
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inastruggle wrote on 29 May 2016 16:00:
Now that that's settled, back to business. The just having fun section has been waiting paitently the whole time....

I've been having my doubts about promoting the JHF section
I think its productive, but how many people gain real sobriety with it as a crutch? I believe a negligible percent

What would be if I quit posting on JHF theads, if I feel (think / imagine) that I provide enough humor in the 'non depressed people's' threads, when I don't know that I have ample time for JHF nowadays.

Im thinking aloud, but I'm serious too

I thought the JHF section can be a magnet to assist sobriety. Can someone seriously prove that to me?

I imagined people were easier to truck on gye with us if they see (smell) some humor on entry.
I am reconsidering

I'd like to hear your thoughts

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markz wrote on 29 May 2016 23:57:

inastruggle wrote on 29 May 2016 16:00:
Now that that's settled, back to business. The just having fun section has been waiting paitently the whole time....

I've been having my doubts about promoting the JHF section
I think its productive, but how many people gain real sobriety with it as a crutch? I believe a negligible percent

What would be if I quit posting on JHF theads, if I feel (think / imagine) that I provide enough humor in the 'non depressed people's' threads, when I don't know that I have ample time for JHF nowadays.

Im thinking aloud, but I'm serious too

I thought the JHF section can be a magnet to assist sobriety. Can someone seriously prove that to me?

I imagined people were easier to truck on gye with us if they see (smell) some humor on entry.
I am reconsidering

I'd like to hear your thoughts

Feel free to reply with humor, but that won't convince me...


A few months ago the JHF had more posts than anything else on the forum and I started feeling like the point of GYE was being missed. At that point I would have answered that it definitely was a problem and was taking away from people posting for real on the forum.

I don't see it as that much of a problem now, but I definitely hear the question.

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Never stopped me from getting serous,  missing the fun

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IMHO Humor is a good thing!!

Communication is crucial as mentioned previously, and this is one of the vehicles, as has been for me for sure!!

But when there's an overload, the humor vehicle can be a detriment to Trucking for the typical member (although there can be exceptions)

Obsessive humor inhibits personal growth for most, and it could be that this is what is meant by
שחוק וקלות ראש מרגילין לערוה
It's not that humor necessarily leads one to lust, rather it blocks positive Trucking and thereby automatically allows lust to simmer and effect us

Those were my serious words for today!

Now back to hilarious trucking!!

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I agree with workingguy, if the fun parts of gye are the main thing then yatzah secharo b'hefsaido. There were times when I felt that was the case. Recently it hasn't been that way though imho.

I don't think it's fair to call the jhf section a crutch, it's a tool. At least as useful as some of the other ones promoted here. 

Part of the reason I left a while ago was because gye had become really boring and monotonous. It was all seriousness and no humor. It's a hard struggle (or surrender) and humor sweetens it.

If you don't have time then don't do it. Adrabbah, I think that at a certain point in recovery you start living life and stop having time to be here. It isn't supposed to be a big focus. Most of the guys with really long streaks aren't here anymore and that's a good thing. It would be terrible if in order to stay clean someone had to spend the rest of his life constantly posting on gye instead of spending time with his family.

In conclusion, I don't think you should boycott the jhf section, but spending less time here, and online in general is always a good thing.

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Me no boycotting nothing, and not telling anyone else what to do

I personally had a tradition of posting JHF daily which I don't regret at all but I may cut down on that as I have done recently
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Re: My Story - Aspergers 14 Jun 2016 13:06 #290046

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The proof of the pudding is in its taste

How are your actions?
so many days of sobriety is very telling don't you think?
If you are not acting out and intimacy is fine so what's the problem? perhaps she feels you are choosing GYE over attention for her? (just trying to think like a female)

On the point that you are on the forum so many hours - what would happen if you begin to cut down a bit?


Yes she feels I'm choosing GYE over attention for her, but also feels it's an escape to be on it for so many hours / week, as though its a replacement for other outlets

What would happen if I begin to cut down a bit?
Probably nothing much, and I may do that for the next 2 weeks, to see how I fare

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We'll miss you but maybe it is indeed time for you to start graduating.

Most successful gyes start cutting down on gye time at a certain point.
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So how about some real quality time together. Go out with her and be a great listener.
With regard to GYE -Perhaps she is right, you could cut down a shtickel from posting on the forum and replace it with other meaningful activities.

Hey -What do you know? You may actually get a life after all? and a quality one at that!
 

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Why the "device calendar" helps me

I feel that my P&M problem in the past 10+ years was primarily one of "internet addiction" and every once in a while after caught in the 'web', I'd slip down the youtube
I can't say I have a strong sex addiction, but some level of lust yes

Time awareness apparently is an issue for me, although if you'd ask me I wouldn't have been aware of it ;-)

I found the following enlightening quotes

www.aspergermanagement.com/

"Not everyone with AS has a poor concept of time. Some of my clients are very organized, and have no trouble meeting deadlines. The individuals who do have difficulty often do not have a sense of what time means. So, for example, if a manager asks them to do something in a half hour, they do not have an intuitive awareness of how quickly they need to work, or whether that time frame is realistic or not. Another problem is becoming so absorbed in a project that a person loses track of time altogether.

www.healthguideinfo.com/

Most people have experienced periods of time just slipping away. With Asperger's sufferers this can be an ongoing problem that interferes with school, work, and daily life. For parents, caregivers, friends, and employers of Aspies, dealing with someone who constantly loses track of time or ignores it altogether can be both frustrating and downright annoying. However, those who spend time around Asperger's individuals should try to remember that poor time management is a trait associated with the disability.

Always Have a Plan or Objective

Spontaneity just doesn't work well for most people with Asperger's. Surprises or unexpected occurrences can be very jarring for them. Many Aspies crave and enjoy routine and sameness.

For Aspies and their family members, creating lists of tasks that needed to be completed each day can be a great way to keep them organized. The list should be very specific and include a timeframe in which tasks must be completed. Also, allow the person the list is being created for to have some input into what it includes. Make sure the list is not too overwhelming for the Aspie. He or she needs to be successful. But hold them accountable for making sure tasks are prioritized and completed on time.
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Perhaps for many, but for people that relate easier to their computer than to other people, like myself, gye is life, not an escape from life

My therapist said something like this recently, and was gonna write it in an email. If she has more enlightening info I'll try share it
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Can you explain that better? From the way it was written it sounded like it's ok for gye to be life. 

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My wife asked "If being on the computer/Internet is a soothing activity for you, how can you figure out what is the void in you that is needing soothing when you do that?"

Therapist replied "Mark will have to answer this but as we discussed the obsession with the internet might not be a replacement for a “void” in his life rather it is something that he feels comfortable with."

In other words most gyes are social beings and Internet is an escape from their reality. Aspies are different. So Ina, chatting with my friends on gye for me is ok to be life

My wife asked me "why don't you find a different website" I said to her go ahead find me a different forum like this. I don't believe it exists

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Markz wrote on 12 Jul 2016 16:46:
My wife asked "If being on the computer/Internet is a soothing activity for you, how can you figure out what is the void in you that is needing soothing when you do that?"

Therapist replied "Mark will have to answer this but as we discussed the obsession with the internet might not be a replacement for a “void” in his life rather it is something that he feels comfortable with."

In other words most gyes are social beings and Internet is an escape from their reality. Aspies are different. So Ina, chatting with my friends on gye for me is ok to be life

My wife asked me "why don't you find a different website" I said to her go ahead find me a different forum like this. I don't believe it exists

Moreover the honesty and sharing (which our past sins bring out), can't be gained elsewhere.


Just curious- why would a different website be better? Is her issue that you're spending too much time on the computer or that there's something specific about GYE?

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Gye because of the lust topic... And we can discuss more on my Karl thread, but this week I'm overly busy.

WG Is lust more difficult for you this week that the wife is away?
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Markz wrote on 13 Jul 2016 12:52:
Gye because of the lust topic... And we can discuss more on my Karl thread, but this week I'm overly busy.

WG Is lust more difficult for you this week that the wife is away?

Mark, 
it definitely is and I'm going to post on my thread but mostly because 1) I have too much alone time on my hands and 2) I have forgotten all my commitments originally that helped me stay sober which you were my Rebbi for. I had a fall while she was a way- not because of the too much time but because of a huge stressor but it doesn't matter- so on your thread I recommit to this- I am going back off any you tube or entertainment type media like movie clips and going back to keeping my eyes to
myself. I let those slip and now I've been worrying about the underlying reasons why I slip but I have to also do what got me sober- no looking. 

I'll post more on my thread. Thanks for asking

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So I'll reply to your question on my thread

Workingguy wrote on 21 Jul 2016 23:01:

Markz wrote on 01 Jul 2016 21:59:
Um... been there... done that... I have covenant eyes... I know all the loopholes... I used to take advantage of them...


Markz,
My problem is that when life gets too difficult I slowly start to slide and eventually will take some advantage of them. You Tube and some images, not going to be specific in why it doesn't trigger Webchaver bc sometimes it does.

Why doesn't that happen to you? Is it that this was never a coping tool but just a struggle because of the bad opportunity of open internet?


Look I'm gonna be honest
I'm not my therapist (Maybe you should give me your therapists phone number cos you said he knows how to give a kick in the pants)

But this is honestly what I think

As an aspie

1) I have weak communication skills (I didn't give you my number - I'm not the type to shmooze, although I'd love to say hi), and I shy away from people, even from my wife. Usually when we take a walk Im almost never the one to open a discussion / topic... I'll try join her convo, but not always successfully

2) I always keep myself busy. Is it an escape outlet from society? Possibly. I was bullied as a kid (nothing serious) likely because aspergers are high targets, and that possibly built in me a greater resistance to real people [Porn isn't real life so I was comfortable there :-( ]

3) I never stop to rest. I wouldn't plan to do something to chill ever (If not for my wife needing a vacation I wouldn't ever go)
Whether it's too busy at work, learning a bit, posting on gye, exercise.... I block out the world. When out and about I always put on my headphones and plug into a shiur (There's too many good ones, enough to get past 120 years...) and block out the world

So I don't allow myself opportunity to think if life is too difficult or not. Yes sure sometimes life is tough (I have something I'm going thru now, can't elaborate)

Not that aspies don't have feelings. They do and they can be deep, but Aspergers prefer to think and change the world, and will put thought before emotion

And aspies like consistent schedules. I find for me, when my schedule is out of whack eg on Sunday's when I'm off work, so I have time on my hands and usually that is one of my challenging lust situations

Recently on Sunday's I've been checking 'kosher' you tube vids, it's not an escape rather something I like to do

So for me it's not about 12 stepping, rather making a firm Sunday schedule (and sticking to it - I wish. This is a topic I hope to get help from my therapist)

Sorry if my words aren't coherent

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This post I wrote recently is related to my situation and I'll likely want to repeat it to other friends (very infrequently), so I want it to park here for now


Markz wrote on 15 Jul 2016 19:02:
...you must start already driving on a real recovery road and not rely entirely on this forum which seems to me an off road dirt track which only helps a select few. How many guys are like me that are clean long term with daily forum posting? Almost no one

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Just curious.....Who says the two are related?

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cordnoy wrote:

Just curious.....Who says the two are related?


I stated a fact which seemingly can be corroborated

Id say to consider sobriety with the forum alone - posting once a week is a minimum, perhaps it should actually be once daily

Now, out of the almost 6000 members, how many do that?

To your question.
I can't totally explain why they're related, but seemingly what I said is true. Understood?
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Not

NotNot at all.

How do you know that you need to do that?

And I'm sick of deleting the first few duplicate words every time I post.

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cordnoy wrote:

Not

NotNot at all.

How do you know that you need to do that?

And I'm sick of deleting the first few duplicate words every time I post.


What is "that"?

"sobriety"?
"forum"?
something else?

Do I absolutely need the forum and can't use other tools? That wasn't my point at all
I was pointing out that for most members  - and Cordnoy you have seen this often - the forum alone hasn't been the key, and has actually been a hinderance for some in my unprofessional opinion
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And every day that you want to waste, that you want to waste, you can
And every day that you want to wake up, that you want to wake, you can
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H'hey thanks Gevura!

A ray of hope in the darkness of the 9 days!

    The darkness ;-(
1) I still own a cap I used to wear to 'hide' when I on 2-3 rare occasions I went to purchase a porn magazine (when internet access was limited)
2) Just before I joined gye last year I accessed porn on a system standard app on my wife's phone that cannot be removed at all (I didn't get to TAG yet to ask if they know of a miracle...). Without revealing the app so I don't cause more darkness, that app so to speak keeps a history of last sites visited. It does not have a regular history page where the history can be deleted. If I ever open that app and scroll down, my history is there to haunt me forever

I joined gye 25 Av 5775, but I prefer to celebrate today (as I joined gye Aug 10 2015) so we can arrange a GYE BBQ party with music, real meat, and real wine (not that ladies stuff that you can drink and drive with)

I can say thanks to GYE I had a highly productive year, since I put Porn and Mast* out of my weekly schedule

For me it wasn't an out of control struggle, rather a filthy habit to fill my empty time with.Most of what has worked for me I mentioned at end of page 1 of this thread. Also a little on page 3, and on pg 6 - "it's all about connection"

Personal mention must be made to higher ranking guys that have helped and continuously assist me virtually in my long haul
Cordnoy (hit 1500 profile views today -congrats!!), Dov, Gev, Watson...

I have learnt a lot from too many of you to mention...

Much appreciation to the.guard for hosting each of us! For example the "filtered device calendar" was a crazy but helpful idea for me, and thanks to the.guard I was given a place to implement it

To celebrate, I'm planning to pick up the phone and call Dov (for the first time!)

I think the forum should have the following message:
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Markz,  a huge mazal tov on your 1 year. 

May gd ( with your help) grant you only continued sobriety and joy. 

It's been s pleasure interacting with you. 
Your reaching out to others has really been a tremendous thing for all of us. 

Keep it up and kot.

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And you have and continue to help many.

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Mazel tov! 

I like the new truck. Did it come with a big red bow on it?

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Wow!  Mazel Tov.

keep up the good work.

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Mazel Tov!!! You are an integral part of GYE and recovery for many. You definitely have grown a lot since you first came to the forums. You are also a living example of leading a happy life in recovery. You have a great sense of spirit and a jovial attitude to go along with it. I also have seen how your intensity has decreased and sensitivity has increased, two things that are very hard for "aspies." 

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Re: My Story - Aspergers 11 Aug 2016 18:51 #293701

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Mazel Tov!!!!
Markz, you were the guy of the year.
4000 posts in one year is a record.
keep it up, we all wish you to be matzliach in all areas of life.
 NO, It's not all or nothing, just every bit counts!

I failed yesterday, and I might fail tomorrow. But just for today I'm going to give it a try.


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Re: My Story - Aspergers 11 Aug 2016 18:59 #293702

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Hey Mark, you're looking a bit pale. Is everything OK?
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וּבְיָדְךָ כֹּחַ וּגְבוּרָה וּבְיָדְךָ לְגַדֵּל וּלְחַזֵּק לַכֹּל

And every day that you want to waste, that you want to waste, you can
And every day that you want to wake up, that you want to wake, you can
And every day that you want to change, that you want to change, yeah
I'll help you see it through...

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Re: My Story - Aspergers 11 Aug 2016 20:08 #293710

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Thanks guys

Gevura I'm going out of my mind without music this week (Sefira music was designed to make one feel depressed...)

Pale? The bbq didn't happen and Im missing my streak
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Re: My Story - Aspergers 11 Aug 2016 21:05 #293713

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Mazel tov Marl! KOT
Much Hatzlacha!

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--"If, when you honestly want to, you find you cannot quit entirely, or if when drinking (or lusting), you have little control over the amount you take, you are probably alcoholic (or sexaholic)." AA Big Book P. 45. Parenthesis added.
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I'm a little late to the party but I want to congratulate you too.

In your honor I'm going to post my first gif
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Well done Markz, well done!!!!
Twin, let's do another year of this!!

Re: My Story - Aspergers 16 Aug 2016 01:03 #293869

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Yeah - "let's" is the important word
There's no way I'd be here today without all youguys

But I was triggered today at work dealing with a female co-worker, so ill decline your Guardyouryears offer and stick to ODAAT
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That's like the 2nd time in the last year i recall Markz mentioning he was triggered

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Yesod wrote on 16 Aug 2016 01:56:
That's like the 2nd time in the last year i recall Markz mentioning he was triggered


Yeah, he is somewhat normal also

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Point taken. It's one day at a time process...
Well then let's do it today
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A very late Mazal Tov!

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The latecomers are very busy living life, I have whom to learn from!!!
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I find this message important for me. If helps someone else that's ok. The intent is definitely not to absolve a non addict from doing the right thing today, rather to choose which steps we need for recovery

Dov wrote on 27 Jul 2016 23:24:
All sinners are addicts??
Surely not. The majority of Americans watch soft-core porn in R Rated movies frequently. Does that mean the majority of Americans are sex addicts? Nutty. Are most Americans alcoholics and need AA because they get drunk every few Superbowls? Surely not. And how then about most Lubavitchers who get drunk at Fahrbrengens a few times a year and at Simchas Torah, etc...and they are all alcoholics who need to go to AA to save their lives? Doubtful. Actually, silly
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Re: My Story - Aspergers 18 Aug 2016 03:20 #294047

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I see you got your color back
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וּבְיָדְךָ כֹּחַ וּגְבוּרָה וּבְיָדְךָ לְגַדֵּל וּלְחַזֵּק לַכֹּל

And every day that you want to waste, that you want to waste, you can
And every day that you want to wake up, that you want to wake, you can
And every day that you want to change, that you want to change, yeah
I'll help you see it through...

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stillgoing wrote on 17 Oct 2432 05:25:

markz wrote on 08 Apr 2016 14:04:

Mazel tov!!!

I actually think that GM makes a lot of sense.  It Can be intimidating. Sure people are nice, but many of us feel so stupid and ashamed at ourselves after a fall, we don't know how we gave in Again, and we imagine that everyone else will judge us for it. Only someone else suffering from the same insane cravings can really understand.  Now, it's true that many people with high clean counts still understand or feel those struggles, but when those high numbers are staring you in the face, you kindof feel that they are beyond all that garbage and are on to bigger and better things.  

Fridays email was very compelling and makes me rethink whether I should show my count

"Rabbi Dr Abraham Twersky"

ou tell an alcoholic that he can never drink again, that is too formidable a challenge. Taking it “one day at time” is doable.

A friend who was sober 43 years recorded every day of his sobriety. The day before he died he entered 16,472 days in his diary.



Also I've received many congrats recently on my 90 day although I passed that a long time ago and this may be misleading

Shlomo24's Day 1 count also makes sense, so, many options are on the cards...

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Re: My Story / Asperger 21 Aug 2016 22:10 #294189

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Markz anything posted on this site must have in mind the best for the individual and the best for the the group at large. Since you brought it up, I for one never liked the idea of leaving the number of days clean, set to a particular  number or milestone and never changed thereafter.  To me it is either confusing or misleading.
I believe it should be at the true number or left empty. Of course, one can expect that a person  not  necessarily update daily but it should generally reflect a true number.

Just my two cents

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Personally I don't like the way it's put. To me 'current streak' implies that it's expected to be temporary. I prefer having a sobriety date rather than count days at all.

Don't count your days, make your days count.

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Yirai and Watson both of you are right down my street 

Kedusha has 2500+ days
If I was a new user I wouldn't take his advice as seriously as someone with a low 100-200 day count

I wouldn't either take as seriously someone with no count displayed

I have a solution, and I think it needs a new group discussion, I hope to post it soon iyH

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"current Streak" - I hear what you mean. To me I always read it an expression of a change from the past. Meaning: Before I have fallen multiple times but now this is my current streak with the hope it will be permanent.
As for "make your days count" I understand that is most important. As we always say one day at a time. Focus on this very day and even this very moment.
Yet, once in a while I like to take a peek and see and contemplate my count. As it grows it is a motivation for me. I am sure there are all types of preferences. This seems to work for me.

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I have my day set permanently at 1 day because my program is a ODAAT program. If I post a streak it becomes about my ego. I don't even know how many days I am sober right now, but I know that I'm in a good place in life. It's up to others to take it or leave it.
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Markz wrote on 22 Aug 2016 03:07:
Yirai and Watson both of you are right down my street 

Kedusha has 2500+ days
If I was a new user I wouldn't take his advice as seriously as someone with a low 100-200 day count

I wouldn't either take as seriously someone with no count displayed

I have a solution, and I think it needs a new group discussion, I hope to post it soon iyH

gnite guys - love you all - 

I seem to be the odd man out, but for me, the more days someone is clean, the more qualified he is to dispense advice. 

Also, we know that these guys are only clean because they decided to change their lives after hitting some sort of rock bottom, so I have to assume that they know good and well what it means to be struggling to keep your head above water, and to fall hard.

I wish more of those guys were active on the forums.

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Hey burshusi and all others, the topic has been moved

Check it out here

:pinch: Warning: Spoiler!
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Re: My Story - Aspergers 24 Aug 2016 12:19 #294308

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Congratulations on 4 Kiloposts!
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And every day that you want to waste, that you want to waste, you can
And every day that you want to wake up, that you want to wake, you can
And every day that you want to change, that you want to change, yeah
I'll help you see it through...

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Dear brothers

I would like to share with you a very inspirational prayer which I have all of you in mind for, often - it goes like this

אָנָּא בְּכֹחַ, גְּדוּלַת יְמִינְךָ, תַּתִּיר צְרוּרָה

Please with the strength of your right hand, release the bondage of our prayer

קֳבֵּל רִנַּת, עַמְּךָ. שַׂגְּבֵנוּ, טַהֲרֵנוּ נוֹרָא

Hear the cry of your nation,
Raise and purify us in an awesome way / O Awesome Gd

נָא גִּבּוֹר, דּוֹרְשֵׁי יִחוּדֶךָ, כְּבָבַת שָׁמְרֵם

Please Almighty, for those who seek your one-ness, Guard them like the pupil of the Eye [Alternatively; Guard them in proportion to the measure that they Guard their eyes]

בָּרְכֵם, טַהֲרֵם, רַחֲמֵי צִדְקָתְךָ, תָּמִיד גָּמְלֵם

Give them blessing, Purify them,
Your merciful benevolence should constantly provide for them

חָסִין קָדוֹשׁ, בְּרֹב טוּבְךָ, נַהֵל עֲדָתֶךָ
יָחִיד גֵּאֶה, לְעַמְּךָ פְנֵה, זוֹכְרֵי קְדֻשָּׁתֶךָ
שַׁוְעָתֵנוּ קַבֵּל, וּשְׁמַע צַעֲקָתֵנוּ,
יוֹדֵעַ תַּעֲלוּמוֹת בשכמל״ו

May you all have a serene year 5777 with only positive performance (no blowouts, or glitches on the way), and happiness and honey too!!
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Re: My Story / Asperger 16 Nov 2016 05:10 #297929

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markz wrote on 30 Mar 2016 16:47:
Guys - here's why I appreciate the.guard's forum and YOU!

When I started gye הטהור more than half a year ago I asked the following question  "I've been wondering if people with mild aspergers are more vulnerable to the lure of pornography"

I quoted from "Asperger Syndrome and Sexuality".
The gist of that article was that lust can be caused from the aspect of relationship, where aspie young adults are often immature (although they may be interested in sex and dating at the same time as their peers).


The.guard sent me a great parenting handbook. Yesterday I found something interesting there (pg 20)

"Researchers describe four pre- existing conditions that put an individual at high risk for getting into trouble on the Internet.
1- They are lack of family bonds;
2- low self-esteem;

3- inability to express opinions and questions;
4- inability to socialize"


If this is true, it puts all Aspergers that often have all 4 conditions, in a very tough predicament - high risk for getting into trouble on the Internet

I want to focus on the last point and quote rabbi keleman from further in that Handbook

4. Inability to Socialize:
Data indicate that many who turn to the internet for pornography or social contact do so because they consistently fail to succeed socially in their own world.First, there are the socially inept. These are individuals who never mastered how to get along with others. When they were young, they often studied straight through recess or preferred playing computer games or doing other solitary activities. In some cases, they wanted to play with everyone else but were excluded. In their pre-teens or even earlier, these children were joining the ranks of the “at-risk” for later internet involvement."


OTR quoted yesterday the following that
"The opposite of addiction is not sobriety.
The opposite of addiction is connection. 

And our whole society, the engine of our society, is geared towards making us connect with things not people"

 'gettingcloser' said correctly on page 1 that "Aspergers do care about relationships". But they lack social skills and therefore are often without close friends, as I experienced. I have many relatives, but none close. 

Today I feel a close friendship with many guys on guardyoureyes without mentioning all the countless חברים!
Even with you Dov, who can't believe that an anonymous relationship for someone on gye is considered a real relationship (as it is for me)

I feel that this could be a Major part of my sobriety - the.guard took my "inability to socialize" and created a socializing forum, which it alone could be why my lust overdrive has crashed.

It's still spluttering - relax, ok?

When I wrote this post 6 months ago, I was searching in futility for the "Rat Park" video, which nicely depicts what I was trying to convey

I found it today, and because I'm so relieved to have found it, and also I feel it's so profound, it's gonna be in my signature for the next short while, so please enjoy it while it's there!
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I watched the video. Very interesting. The kicker for me was the last line, which I've heard many times in the rooms: "The opposite of addiction is not sobriety, it's connection."
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Yesod wrote on 01 Dec 2016 04:41:
Man,  how do you pull up these old posts.
do you chazer or what?!


I don't chazer

Often I used to go onto Utube in the late evenings for Parev entertainment and would result with some Treife results. Do I need to kasher my computers???
Is it enough if I immerse the mouse in boiling water for a few seconds?

But that stopped since joining guardyourtubes and I restrained from regular websites with the 'good night device calendar' (click on the word 'restrictions' below)

So I need alternative entertainment and Guardyourguys forum is what keeps me busy. I don't chazer but there's SO much good stuff here to read...

Yeah I know - I need to get a life 
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Re: My Story 01 Dec 2016 14:02 #298927

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Markz wrote on 01 Dec 2016 13:54:

Yesod wrote on 01 Dec 2016 04:41:
Man,  how do you pull up these old posts.
do you chazer or what?!


I don't chazer

Often I used to go onto Utube in the late evenings for Parev entertainment and would result with some Treife results. Do I need to kasher my computers???
Is it enough if I immerse the mouse in boiling water for a few seconds?

But that stopped since joining guardyourtubes and I restrained from regular websites with the 'good night device calendar' (click on the word 'restrictions' below)

So I need alternative entertainment and Guardyourguys forum is what keeps me busy. I don't chazer but there's SO much good stuff here to read...

Yeah I know - I need to get a life 

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Mice are treif.

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And every day that you want to waste, that you want to waste, you can
And every day that you want to wake up, that you want to wake, you can
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Gevura Shebyesod wrote on 01 Dec 2016 14:54:
Mice are treif.

It might need Libun, or even Libu Chamur. It depends how hot...

This you guys all saw the "Rat park" video (hidden in the spoiler below)

What about my mouse?

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Markz wrote on 01 Dec 2016 13:54:

Yesod wrote on 01 Dec 2016 04:41:
Man,  how do you pull up these old posts.
do you chazer or what?!


I don't chazer

Often I used to go onto Utube in the late evenings for Parev entertainment and would result with some Treife results. Do I need to kasher my computers???
Is it enough if I immerse the mouse in boiling water for a few seconds?

But that stopped since joining guardyourtubes and I restrained from regular websites with the 'good night device calendar' (click on the word 'restrictions' below)

So I need alternative entertainment and Guardyourguys forum is what keeps me busy. I don't chazer but there's SO much good stuff here to read...

Yeah I know - I need to get a life 

So, in my quest to help markz, I did a g)!#&$@ search for "alternative entertainment," and .... Ummm.... It wasn't pretty. So, in conclusion Mark, just stay put....you're safer and we're safer.
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I went to my local Tag office to get iTunes restricted 

So a sweet guy there tries to install a program for me on his computer but gets stuck because his program is locked with parental controls and he didn't know the password (until he reached a supervisor)

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Balabos, I hope you see this thread too (I know you're a partner with me on the Filtered Device Calendar)

I was supposed to do some online work, but something urgent came up, and needed to get seen to first - updating my signature
Maybe signatures are dissapearing too? So Guard isn't kidding... - The website is going underwater cos no-one called Dov??

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Next thing you know, they'll get rid of the "let's get meshuga in here" sextion.
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Next thing you know, they'll get rid of the "let's get meshuga in here" sextion.

You should use spell check brother
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Markz wrote on 29 Dec 2016 00:51:

cordnoy wrote:
Next thing you know, they'll get rid of the "let's get meshuga in here" sextion.

You should use spell check brother

II did and I changed it to my spellin'.
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cordnoy wrote:

Markz wrote:

cordnoy wrote:
Next thing you know, they'll get rid of the "let's get meshuga in here" sextion.

You should use spell check brother

II did and I changed it to my spellin'.

I thought you had the Amnon and Tamar checker?
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Guess I'm normal - what's that?

I awoke in middle of night and tried to sleep. In half sleep / daze I had silly fantasy dream and fell

I heard myself saying "stop" and I did, but a little too late... ;-(

If not for gye I would have gone to some silly porn sites this morning, because naturally after a fall the fence comes crashing down too

For that alone GYE is worth more than gold thanks to the.guard!!!!!!

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Markz wrote on 30 Dec 2016 17:56:
Guess I'm normal - what's that?

I awoke in middle of night and tried to sleep. In half sleep / daze I had silly fantasy dream and fell

I heard myself saying "stop" and I did, but a little too late... ;-(

If not for gye I would have gone to some silly porn sites this morning, because naturally after a fall the fence comes crashing down too

For that alone GYE is worth more than gold thanks to the.guard!!!!!!

Should I consider it a fall and restart my date?

I don't care to, however I define a fall as a fully conscious act which imho this wasn't...

No
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No 
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cordnoy wrote on 30 Dec 2016 19:09:

Markz wrote on 30 Dec 2016 17:56:
Guess I'm normal - what's that?

I awoke in middle of night and tried to sleep. In half sleep / daze I had silly fantasy dream and fell

I heard myself saying "stop" and I did, but a little too late... ;-(

If not for gye I would have gone to some silly porn sites this morning, because naturally after a fall the fence comes crashing down too

For that alone GYE is worth more than gold thanks to the.guard!!!!!!

Should I consider it a fall and restart my date?

I don't care to, however I define a fall as a fully conscious act which imho this wasn't...

No
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No 
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Megadittos to all the above.

Around here it's normal to be not normal

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And every day that you want to waste, that you want to waste, you can
And every day that you want to wake up, that you want to wake, you can
And every day that you want to change, that you want to change, yeah
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Markz wrote on 30 Dec 2016 17:56:
Guess I'm normal - what's that?

I awoke in middle of night and tried to sleep. In half sleep / daze I had silly fantasy dream and fell

I heard myself saying "stop" and I did, but a little too late... ;-(

If not for gye I would have gone to some silly porn sites this morning, because naturally after a fall the fence comes crashing down too

For that alone GYE is worth more than gold thanks to the.guard!!!!!!

Should I consider it a fall and restart my date?

I don't care to, however I define a fall as a fully conscious act which imho this wasn't...


Like everyone else said, you're definitely not normal- you're way better than normal and that's why we love you!

As for your fall, pardon my density, but is this a keri that happened when you were half asleep or you actually masturbated, just half asleep? First is definitely not a fall, the second sounds like it is.

But do whatever will help you keep on going!

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Firstly, thanks for sharing. It can be hard to do in these situations. I remember when I relapsed after 9 months. Secondly, I don't buy into this whole wet dream/half asleep masturbating business. If I'm not conscious then it's not a fall. I can do that every night of the week and it's still not a fall. Maybe I need to think about why it's happening, but nevertheless I'm still sober. It could be that GYE would say it's a fall. I don't know.

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Markz wrote on 08 Apr 2017 22:59:
I went to my local Tag office to get iTunes restricted 

So a sweet guy there tries to install a program for me on his computer but gets stuck because his program is locked with parental controls and he didn't know the password (until he reached a supervisor)

At least I know I came to the right place 

Oh no... here it goes again...

Why did I go to tag?
Because iTunes Radio cannot be locked by my own brute force

TAG to the rescue!!

Im very appreciative for TAG rep helping me - and they don't charge for that service

Fellow told me they couldn't do anything with my old version, and needed to update the IOS

I updated it and Tag setup everything perfectly 

Tonight I found a totally different program  which due to the apple update now allows inappropriate stuff

Its like never ending...

I don't want to cause any of you to put on slippers but this 'program' is system standard in all iPhones so I can't tell you today what it is...

If tag helps me fix that I'll let you guys know ;-)
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Markz,

I had that issue just recently with a bunch of new apple updates and tag was able to do it for me, and one I was able to do myself. I'll PM you with which ones and if that's it, you can let me know, and if not, don't tell me.

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Markz wrote on 08 Jan 2017 04:14:

Markz wrote on 08 Apr 2017 22:59:
I went to my local Tag office to get iTunes restricted 

So a sweet guy there tries to install a program for me on his computer but gets stuck because his program is locked with parental controls and he didn't know the password (until he reached a supervisor)

At least I know I came to the right place 

Oh no... here it goes again...

Why did I go to tag?
Because iTunes Radio cannot be locked by my own brute force

TAG to the rescue!!

Im very appreciative for TAG rep helping me - and they don't charge for that service

Fellow told me they couldn't do anything with my old version, and needed to update the IOS

I updated it and Tag setup everything perfectly 

Tonight I found a totally different program  which due to the apple update now allows inappropriate stuff

Its like never ending...

I don't want to cause any of you to put on slippers but this 'program' is system standard in all iPhones so I can't tell you today what it is...

If tag helps me fix that I'll let you guys know ;-)

Markz,
I'm not a apple fan so don't know the latest about iOS, however just my 2 cents based on my experience in the past.
What were you using to try to restrict xyz..., was it the built in restrictions?
Apple makes a tool called apple configurator which really allows full granular control over every aspect of the device. Perhaps try that.
p.s. Only the Mac version gives you full controls. The Windows version is watered down. 

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Thanks guys

WG was spot on.

Thanks to Nobody FGG too, but I don't have mac...
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Keep going, Markz! We're all here for you! Well, never possibly as much as you are for us, but we're trying

I'm sure the GYE definition of a fall is fully conscious? 
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This is exactly why I'm in AA. I may not be an actual alcoholic, but I'd rather not take my chances.
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I saw this recently and definitely relate to parts of this, i think.

The psychotherapy and scientific world is now using a popular theory called “Attachment Theory” that was actually developed over 60 years ago by John Bowlby.

The basic idea is that if we feel safe and securely attached to things or people that will help/comfort/protect us when things are difficult or scary for us, THAT is what helps us to become independent later on and take risks in life.
We know we can take risks and do scary things BECAUSE we feel that we have an emotional safety-net ingrained in our subconscious mind.

According to this we can understand why some people use drugs, lust, have poor interpersonal interactions, etc.-we can say that SINCE they don’t feel safe when confronted with scary or risky situations, they go into a fight-flight mode and cope with their fear by fighting back with their wife, numbing out the pain with lust, taking a drink when see sees a high electric bill, etc
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I can definitely relate to that, and I think there's a lot of truth there. We're not people who respond in a healthy way to stress and difficult situations.

What does Dov say? "when the going gets tough, the addict gets...acting out?"

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Markz wrote on 23 Feb 2017 22:01:
I saw this recently and definitely relate to parts of this, i think.

The psychotherapy and scientific world is now using a popular theory called “Attachment Theory” that was actually developed over 60 years ago by John Bowlby.

The basic idea is that if we feel safe and securely attached to things or people that will help/comfort/protect us when things are difficult or scary for us, THAT is what helps us to become independent later on and take risks in life.
We know we can take risks and do scary things BECAUSE we feel that we have an emotional safety-net ingrained in our subconscious mind.

According to this we can understand why some people use drugs, lust, have poor interpersonal interactions, etc.-we can say that SINCE they don’t feel safe when confronted with scary or risky situations, they go into a fight-flight mode and cope with their fear by fighting back with their wife, numbing out the pain with lust, taking a drink when see sees a high electric bill, etc

I totally agree. The whole theory of sleep training for kids I think is so cruel. The child will be much better off knowing it can rely on its mother whenever. And that self esteem will grow and be ingrained. 

Now my question is: I didn't get much growing up. Divorce, fighting parents, bad father. So how do I give over that security to my kids? If I myself am not secure?
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Re: My Story Thank Gd 24 Feb 2017 09:03 #306713

I cannot answer for the security thing but

My personal feelings on sleep training is that while now it may seem cruel the child learns things from these type of things for example is it cruel to not let a child have to many sweets , nope.....
And from a selfish perspective I want to sleep too (and maybe then be able to have enough patience to be a good father) ;-)
my thread:guardyoureyes.com/forum/4-On-the-Way-to-90-Days/300426-I-will-make-it-bh" option="guardyoureyes.com/forum/4-On-the-Way-to-90-Days/300426-I-will-make-it-bh">I will make it b"h











very important thread: guardyoureyes.com/forum/20-Important-Threads/19180-FEEL-THE-HUGS%21%21%21" option="guardyoureyes.com/forum/20-Important-Threads/19180-FEEL-THE-HUGS%21%21%21">FEEL THE HUGS!!!

Re: My Story - Thank Gd 24 Feb 2017 10:29 #306720

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If the baby is getting a healthy dose of life then they should be getting more than enough hugs and nurturing during feeds and awake time.
Some babies have a hard time relaxing just like us adults.. and there is no harm in training them how to fall asleep by themselves even if it means they cry a bit beforehand.
There is a time for sleep and a time for hugs.
This is not to be confused with adults who lacked nurturing in their youth to the point that they had to self-medicate as they grew older.
Sleep training is a very good example of learning how to deal with life.
A similar example would be the parents who take turns rocking and shaking the baby because that's the only way they will calm down.
If they wouldn't have started to rock them every time then they wouldn't have conditioned the baby to needing it.
Babies are not like us old people...

Re: My Story - Thank Gd 24 Feb 2017 14:48 #306736

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I find it funny how we can get so far off topic sometimes,..
I used to agree with the one  who said that 'rocking parents' caused their children to need it, then I had another child and saw that what worked for one does not work for the next, so I then agreed that it was curl to let them cry, then I had another child and saw that what worked for the next didn't work for another, so I had to change again.... melatonin, bottles, no bottles, only water, no water, night light, no light, stay in room, stay out of sight..... My current opinion is that anyone who has a strong opinion on what will or will not work has not personally tried it on multiple children. But, that's that's not a strong opinion of  mine either...
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Re: My Story - Thank Gd 24 Feb 2017 14:57 #306737

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To bring the topic back to addiction, the same theory that Still Going presented applies here too. It seemed from the many people on Guard Your Eyes, that there is no one method that will work for everyone. Just like children, we too need to try the different ways until we find the one that will let us sleep through the night without masturbating.

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We tried it on multiple babies and we were successful.
Where it got tricky was when they stopped being babies.

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I recently bought a book on cd about attachment theory. Great stuff, very helpful regarding my insecurities and doing a proper 4th step.

But nothing to do with sobriety, to me. Explaining why I am motivated to do things means little, until I am freed from them. This is what i keep discovering. Once I am free, then logic can start to seep in and help me grow even further and and become a healthier person through my step work and other work, be"H.

Until I am sober and free of it, I cannot grow. 

I am not referring to you, but the topic reminds me again of what i used to see on GYE years ago and keep seeing every now and then: People want to figure it out in order to let it go and get clean. But as the AA's taught me, "I can't think myself into right living. I can only live myself into right thinking." And right thinking is what recovery is all about.
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Dov wrote on 26 Feb 2017 18:47:
I recently bought a book on cd about attachment theory. Great stuff, very helpful regarding my insecurities and doing a proper 4th step.

But nothing to do with sobriety, to me. Explaining why I am motivated to do things means little, until I am freed from them. This is what i keep discovering. Once I am free, then logic can start to seep in and help me grow even further and and become a healthier person through my step work and other work, be"H.

Until I am sober and free of it, I cannot grow. 

I am not referring to you, but the topic reminds me again of what i used to see on GYE years ago and keep seeing every now and then: People want to figure it out in order to let it go and get clean. But as the AA's taught me, "I can't think myself into right living. I can only live myself into right thinking." And right thinking is what recovery is all about.

My point was that communication / attachment and lust are sometimes intertwined. Therefore if we would try instead to fix the attachment issues, the lust could mimela be resolved somewhat.

Im taking about real action and new living on a plane of healthy attachments, thanks to my crazy shrink. Which I have a hunch has helped me reduce lusting. Farshtei?
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Re: I'm an Aspie (neurotypicals are invited too) 08 Mar 2017 14:43 #307784

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Teshuva?

Ever since my "sobriety date" Aug 2015, thank GD for The.Guard, I don't feel I have done genuine charata (remorse).
I'm missing that "feeling"

I have definitely not done Teshuva like I used to after Masturbating and then with tears crying out to Gd with a real broken heart and sincere repentance (and then falling again a month later and the Teshuva cycle repeated)

When I was lusting, I was able to do real Teshuva

I remember clearly one of my most heart wrenching Teshuva prayers was at a Internet awareness gathering in my town (and then probably fell again a week later)

But since recovery started, I just mouth the words "chatati". Believe me I am sincere, but my heart isn't there with the same anguish

Why is that?
Here's my unprofessional rationale

Lusting mode, is caused by emotions that are out of control.

So we go with our emotions downhill to porn, and rise up with our emotions to Teshuva. And the see-saw dance is forever

In recovery we get in control of our emotions to a certain extent. And therefore when it comes to "Teshuva", we can repent while keeping our emotions in check and not getting all sad / excited about it.

If doing Teshuva requires us to invest emotion, that can put us straight back in the mess we were in
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