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My hope and desierto recover
By mike81
2/11/2012 12:31:41 AM
Hello all of you,

I wanted to share some thoughts regarding hope an the desire, especially for the single like me who live alone,

I realized it is very difficult alone to be motivated, to continually maintain the same desire to recover. When I started to recover from my addiction last year in March I Was full of hope, extremely motivated, I had a lds girlfriend and everything was going fine, I Was feeling strong... but life is not a love story and not an easy journey.

I learned how difficult it was to loose the "ideal" person because of my addiction, I had a couple slips, and instant recovery does not exist :)
I'm still learning how to really trust and to have faith in my savior and no matter how long but he will bless me I just have to trust him in a sincere way and not calculate my action.

Recovery is very hard, and it's not a quick fix but something that take time and action, I have and I learn to face my urge, weakness a and not to avoid them

But I'm very happy from what I'm starting to become and when i feel weak or hopeless, I know I can give to god and he has the power to handle it.

God bless all of you

Your friend from Switzerland

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Good for you!    
"I don’t understand how tough it must be for you trying to overcome sexual addiction while single. I just want to you know that I admire your efforts and willingness to continue the fight. I know the Lord will reward you."
posted at 22:22:41 on February 12, 2012 by justjohn
Recovering as a single person    
"I agree, Switzerland friend. It is hard to recover when you live alone. I struggle with that too. Recently though, I have come to realize that as hard as it is, I can be grateful that I am alone and not inflicting pain upon the lives of others. I have read a lot of the posts that spouses have posted on here, and I would hate the thought of bringing that kind of pain to another person. So when you get discouraged, try to remember there is a blessing in having to struggle with it alone. To counter that though, I think when you're single, it becomes especially important to have a recovery buddy...someone you can reach out to when those temptations creep in who can hold you accountable and give you strength and encouragement when you aren't able to do that for yourself. Or come to this site. There are lots of people who post regularly and will be tremendous support to you. And most importantly, reach out to the Savior even when you feel like you can't. I was told by someone that He is a lot closer than we think and I believe that is so true."
posted at 09:36:36 on February 13, 2012 by Anonymous
Greetings    
"Thank you for your kind words and advice, there is always hope where the savior is
It is always great to read from other people-"
posted at 11:19:09 on February 13, 2012 by mike81


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