Print
Seeing another addicted person
By puzzclar
6/1/2016 5:40:28 PM
This weekend was tough for me. I took a deep slide into addiction. But I saw some very important things that brought me to my lowest.

A friend is dating someone who I believe is a sex addict, and also alcoholic. I saw some pictures on his phone heard some details, and then my friend's sister said he wasn't... It breaks my heart!! They broke up and now he wants her back.... I just feel so alone. I can't share my experience with her, because she isn't ready and I want to talk to the guy but I know I can't be very kind to him. I'm afraid that when I see him things will come out of my mouth... and they won't be good.

But then I slipped. I let this affect me, and why wouldn't it. I was so disgusted at myself that I blamed myself for the situation and not speaking up, but it's what I saw online. I can't tell her.. and I'm afraid for her safety...

That's beyond the point... I can see what this addiction does to ME!! It distracts me from my goals and makes my schedule a nightmare. I need help!!!

What I would like is support. If you are a female and are willing to have a sponsee. I would love to talk to you. I can't do this alone, and I don't know what I'm doing. I'm not sure how to change.

I will be speaking with my Bishop and having his help but I am frightened!!! I'm afraid that he will focus on the mental and not on the spiritual like I need him to do. My spirit is falling and I need help fast. Through out this I haven't had the Spirit with me and I need it back desperately.

If you know of something that has helped you, I would be very excited to hear from you. Thanks for listening.

Comments:

My thoguhts    
"Puzzlcar,
I hope you find peace speaking with your bishop. For me it was really realiving to speak to my Bishop. I have struggled on my own part with my "need" for my wife and kids and stuff. Theonly ting that I can think of is that AA talks about the journey to sobriety needs to be for sobriety, not based on other people(this is something I have learned for myself in my own experience I don't know if it is the same for you). I hope you can find a sponsor, have you considered an A fellowship? While I have minimized the m & p in my life, my association with S@x Anonymous has helped me learn about other people, make friends oustid of the Church which has been helpful for me. Anyway hope you have a good day"
posted at 10:18:08 on June 2, 2016 by sjanderson1
-    
"Reading some of your comments always gives me strength. I have a masturbation problem I have been struggling with lately. I went about 120 days clean and then messed up. I am now on day number 35 of being clean. I am trying to focus on what I want to be. But I really struggle with my thoughts sometimes.

Keep pressing toward the Tree of Life. Christ awaits with open arms to receive you."
posted at 05:30:15 on June 24, 2016 by Anonymous
-    
"Here is a motivational video for those struggling with addiction. It is entitled "Getting Stronger."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnqZl_blT7E"
posted at 16:05:57 on July 2, 2016 by Anonymous


Add a Comment:


***Anonymous User***     (login above to post UN-anonymously)








help
join
"Now, my brothers and sisters, let not Jesus’ redemption for us stop at the immortalizing dimension of the Atonement, “the loosing of the bands of death”. Let us grasp the proffered gift of eternal life! We will end up either choosing Christ’s manner of living or His manner of suffering! It is either “suffer even as I”, or overcome “even as [He] … overcame”. His beckoning command is to become “even as I am”. The spiritually settled accept that invitation, and “through the atonement of Christ,” they become and overcome! "

— Neal A. Maxwell

General Conference May 1987