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Update on Recovery
By WHATTODO2
3/23/2015 8:48:21 AM
This next week marks the 3rd year anniversary of telling my wife about my addiction and coming into the light.

The recovery process is one of the most difficult things that I have ever done in my life. I am so much happier now it is hard to describe. I don't live a life of lies any more. I have had slips in the process, but I have been honest about each of them and have worked hard in counseling, groups, with my bishop and my spouse to make sincere significant progress. This website has helped me a great deal over the last few years. I have been able to get inspiration from many of you, as well as perspective in times that I am feeling vulnerable to acting out.

My wife and I's relationship is so much stronger now. I was so afraid that I would lose her, but in sin, I already had, she just didn't know it. Now she knows EVERYTHING. And she still loves me, and loves me more as I continue to bust my butt in life and in recovery. She holds my hand in the temple. She respects my hard work. She sincerely knows me and is no longer naive to what can happen to our children if precautions aren't taken by way of education, open lines of communication and forgiveness. We are both working to better ourselves, our parenting and our marriage. Many addition healthy changes have been made as our understanding of what it is to be healthy and free has expanded. It is a good thing and I am grateful.

Anyways, I just wanted to let some people know that recovery is possible. It hurts, but it heals.

Comments:

Love this    
"I remember when you first came here Whattodo. I am so glad that things are moving forward for you. You really have been blessed in a steady recovery process it seems to the outside onlooker.

Maybe you can share some of you best tips to the rest of us???"
posted at 13:03:17 on March 24, 2015 by maddy
Who-hoo! Honesty, light, truth, get help. It works!    
"Congrats, my brother!!"
posted at 20:20:03 on March 27, 2015 by BeClean
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"I have been struggling with the sin of masturbation for about 25 years now. Right now I am on day 111 of not masturbating. Hopefully I will not commit this weakness again for quite some time. I take it one day at a time."
posted at 01:17:31 on April 21, 2015 by Anonymous


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