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Re: Poll: Do You Think You're an Addict? 09 Nov 2016 17:23 #297605

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This is a hard one, cos you're voting for / about yourself and requires honesty
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Re: Poll: Do You Think You're an Addict? 06 Jun 2017 20:04 #314765

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Re: Poll: Do You Think You're an Addict? 06 Jun 2017 20:23 #314769

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no i did not accept it right away, though i knew deep down something was wrong.

it took me 2 years from when i joined GYE  and acted out many times till i decided to join SA, 

Re: Poll: Do You Think You're an Addict? 06 Jun 2017 21:15 #314775

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Did you accept that you were an addict as soon as you joined GYE, or did it take time for you to figure it out? took me a week to figure that out, I was all over the place, so it took me time to understand what is called an addict.
If it took time, how did you come to that conclusion? A+B=Apples, after understanding the term of Addict then its very simple
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כי עיקר מציאות האדם בעה"ז הוא רק לקיים מצות ולעמד בניסיון,  והנאות העולם אין ראוי שיהו לו אלא לעזר ולסיוע בלבד לשיהיה לו נחת רוח ויישוב הדעת למען יוכל לפנות לבו אל העבודה הזאת מסילת ישרים

Re: Poll: Do You Think You're an Addict? 06 Jun 2017 21:40 #314782

Shivisi, stay dtrong forever!!
i'm onGYE for a month and you're one of my strongest supporters. I read your daily post with my mouth.. i'm waiting for it the whole day. Listen if you have the power, please start posting more messages a day as you're a strong supporter to others. I really admire your great work!!! 

KEEP ON TRUCKING!! 

you're doing great......

Re: Poll: Do You Think You're an Addict? 06 Jun 2017 21:57 #314784

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besrashashem@gmail.com wrote on 06 Jun 2017 21:40:
Shivisi, stay dtrong forever!!
i'm onGYE for a month and you're one of my strongest supporters. I read your daily post with my mouth.. i'm waiting for it the whole day. Listen if you have the power, please start posting more messages a day as you're a strong supporter to others. I really admire your great work!!! 

KEEP ON TRUCKING!! 

you're doing great......

Why do I feel that my eyes are wet?!?!, I'm really thankful to you... it keeps me going that I see how many people are being inspired true my posts, I will IY"H stay clean just for you people, I promise, ill try..
thank you thank you thank you
stay strong! stay clean! yes, you can, and I can too, that's why I'm here on this world...
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כי עיקר מציאות האדם בעה"ז הוא רק לקיים מצות ולעמד בניסיון,  והנאות העולם אין ראוי שיהו לו אלא לעזר ולסיוע בלבד לשיהיה לו נחת רוח ויישוב הדעת למען יוכל לפנות לבו אל העבודה הזאת מסילת ישרים

Re: Poll: Do You Think You're an Addict? 10 Sep 2020 00:55 #354854

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mggsbms wrote on 24 Nov 2015 15:51:

MBJ wrote:
I can't say that I ever considered my disease progressive, and most of the time I still don't. For me it was about not being able to stop. Withdrawl when trying to stop as well I guess. But mostly for me it is the unending obsession. It is all I think about sometimes. Even now. Something I always turn back to. I know I will never be cured.

Also what really hit home for me was when I was stressed about a high credit card bill and my first reaction was I need to go to the bathroom and masturbate. It was so twisted and disturbing that I had no choice to admit that lust had become my panacea for all my problems and I can't just walk away from it.

Wow sounds familiar. My car broke down acting out was the first thing that came to mind. Even when arthritis hits (I'm not that old though...) i think of acting out. Totally messed up thinking.

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Re: Poll: Do You Think You're an Addict? 10 Sep 2020 02:58 #354859

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Yes I was an addict. I knew something was extremely wrong when I completely broke down to my therapist about my life. I didn't realize it was lust at the time and I was completely lost in life. I did admit when I joined GYE that I was an addict but that was after some time on my own trying to fight it and pull myself together, eventually realizing this fight was much bigger and stronger than me on my own. So I didn't admit I was an addict right away and I went through the same period of realization as everyone else here and eventually coming to the same conclusion. 

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Re: Poll: Do You Think You're an Addict? 10 Sep 2020 04:31 #354862

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Meyer M. wrote on 10 Sep 2020 02:58:
Yes I was an addict. I knew something was extremely wrong when I completely broke down to my therapist about my life. I didn't realize it was lust at the time and I was completely lost in life. I did admit when I joined GYE that I was an addict but that was after some time on my own trying to fight it and pull myself together, eventually realizing this fight was much bigger and stronger than me on my own. So I didn't admit I was an addict right away and I went through the same period of realization as everyone else here and eventually coming to the same conclusion. 

May we be zocheh to see Moshiach in our days...

im very happy that you have been helped by that realization ,but not "everyone else here " had that same conclusion , many have just a fight with a very strong,if not one of the strongest urges ,of a person, but it wasnt an addiction,and BH have found  tried and true ways of dealing with the Yetzer Hara. but true ,for someone who has an addiction probably other methods would have to be employed to get the desired results.
 what i mean by this being not an addiction for some is as following , here is a nice yeshiva boy who just finished learning a geshmaka R' Chaim and his Echad by Krias Shema almost ripped off the roof of the Beis Hamedrash,comes along his father and picks him up from Yeshiva ,gets home , tells his son to take a good shave and shower , and to get dressed in his best . when the son is ready, the father drives him to a house of harlotry, gives him a shpritz of the latest aftershave , and stuffs a wad of hundreds in his hand and drives off ...Chazal say about this scenario,"Mah Yaase Haben Shelo Chata?!"What in the world can the son do that he wont sin?!"if chas vishalom he falls, was it due to an addiction? is he a faker ?no*, of course not. its just a terrible nisayon.
do i make sense?

*ill grant you that there are people here who would say hes a faker, but i humbly disagree even though they have helped many people ,so my disagreement probably isnt worth too much,if at all ,to others
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Last Edit: 10 Sep 2020 13:53 by sleepy.

Re: Poll: Do You Think You're an Addict? 10 Sep 2020 05:00 #354864

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since the above poll is not a secret ballot , since im sure the gye staff know who voted what, ill disclose that i voted as of now  no, Hashem should guard me from the future
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Last Edit: 10 Sep 2020 05:02 by sleepy.

Re: Poll: Do You Think You're an Addict? 10 Sep 2020 05:48 #354867

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sleepy wrote on 10 Sep 2020 04:31:

Meyer M. wrote on 10 Sep 2020 02:58:
Yes I was an addict. I knew something was extremely wrong when I completely broke down to my therapist about my life. I didn't realize it was lust at the time and I was completely lost in life. I did admit when I joined GYE that I was an addict but that was after some time on my own trying to fight it and pull myself together, eventually realizing this fight was much bigger and stronger than me on my own. So I didn't admit I was an addict right away and I went through the same period of realization as everyone else here and eventually coming to the same conclusion. 

May we be zocheh to see Moshiach in our days...

im very happy that you have been helped by that realization ,but not "everyone else here " had that same conclusion , many have just a fight with a very strong,if not one of the strongest urges ,of a person, but it wasnt an addiction,and BH have found  tried and true ways of dealing with the Yetzer Hara. but true ,for someone who has an addiction probably other methods would have to be employed to get the desired results.
 what i mean by this being not an addiction for some is as following , here is a nice yeshiva boy who just finished learning a geshmaka R' Chaim and his Echad by Krias Shema almost ripped of the roof of the Beis Hamedrash,comes along his father and picks him up from Yeshiva ,gets home , tells his son to take a good shave and shower , and to get dressed in his best . when the son is ready, the father drives him to a house of harlotry, gives him a shpritz of the latest aftershave , and stuffs a wad of hundreds in his hand and drives off ...Chazal say about this scenario,"Mah Yaase Haben Shelo Chata?!"What in the world can the son do that he wont sin?!"if chas vishalom he falls, was it due to an addiction? is he a faker ?no*, of course not. its just a terrible nisayon.
do i make sense?

*ill grant you that there are people here who would say hes a faker, but i humbly disagree even though they have helped many people ,so my disagreement probably isnt worth too much,if at all ,to others

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Re: Poll: Do You Think You're an Addict? 10 Sep 2020 15:15 #354874

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wilnevergiveup wrote on 10 Sep 2020 05:48:

sleepy wrote on 10 Sep 2020 04:31:

Meyer M. wrote on 10 Sep 2020 02:58:
Yes I was an addict. I knew something was extremely wrong when I completely broke down to my therapist about my life. I didn't realize it was lust at the time and I was completely lost in life. I did admit when I joined GYE that I was an addict but that was after some time on my own trying to fight it and pull myself together, eventually realizing this fight was much bigger and stronger than me on my own. So I didn't admit I was an addict right away and I went through the same period of realization as everyone else here and eventually coming to the same conclusion. 

May we be zocheh to see Moshiach in our days...

im very happy that you have been helped by that realization ,but not "everyone else here " had that same conclusion , many have just a fight with a very strong,if not one of the strongest urges ,of a person, but it wasnt an addiction,and BH have found  tried and true ways of dealing with the Yetzer Hara. but true ,for someone who has an addiction probably other methods would have to be employed to get the desired results.
 what i mean by this being not an addiction for some is as following , here is a nice yeshiva boy who just finished learning a geshmaka R' Chaim and his Echad by Krias Shema almost ripped of the roof of the Beis Hamedrash,comes along his father and picks him up from Yeshiva ,gets home , tells his son to take a good shave and shower , and to get dressed in his best . when the son is ready, the father drives him to a house of harlotry, gives him a shpritz of the latest aftershave , and stuffs a wad of hundreds in his hand and drives off ...Chazal say about this scenario,"Mah Yaase Haben Shelo Chata?!"What in the world can the son do that he wont sin?!"if chas vishalom he falls, was it due to an addiction? is he a faker ?no*, of course not. its just a terrible nisayon.
do i make sense?

*ill grant you that there are people here who would say hes a faker, but i humbly disagree even though they have helped many people ,so my disagreement probably isnt worth too much,if at all ,to others

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