I have had Anxiety and depression for 26 years and you can beat this and you are strong but you do need the help of the medical field to help you learn to draw on your strengths and turn those negative thoughts around.
When ever you think a negative thought, stop, turn it around and repeat it in the positive vernacular. Change "I am just not strong enough." to I am strong enough.
Cybersex Addiction is a specific sub-type of Internet addiction. Estimates suggest that 1 in 5 Internet addicts are engaged in some form of online sexual activity. You are not alone so understand you have an addiction and you can find help through your physician.
Right now you are the most important person in your life. You need to learn techniques to overcome your problems. You are not a bad person.
Coming here and remaining anonymous has been your first step in asking for help..............we are here for you. You have our support and our caring. You are welcomed by all here.
Let's work on your problems and let others take care of themselves right now. I am glad your b/f is understanding but remember guilt is a wasted emotion.
Gentle hugs and prayers for you
Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
Yes you can change your life around and know it takes hard work and I truly would like to see you in therapy. Did I miss that you are? If I did I am sorry.
CBT is often used to help people control their addictions.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is based on the idea that our thoughtscause our feelings and behaviors, not external things, like people, situations, and events. The benefit of this fact is that we can change the way we think.
Here is the link to The MoodGym Training Program. It is a free online program. Just click on the link but you do have to register.
Take care, Kitt
Never lose hope in dealing with your fears and depression. Notice your feelings, figure out what's real, ask 'so what?', make it bigger than life, walk through it, and celebrate who you are. Do these things, make them habits, expose the ridiculousness of your fears (but in a loving way), and all by themselves they'll go away in time..
If you are starting to feel better please enjoy it. Don't anticipate the worst. Stay in the moment, if you feel good.......terrific.
I use Trazadone 100mg for sleep and it really helps. Check with your Doctor and see if that is something that may work for you. Each person is different, just a thought.