How to overcome online dating addiction
"The key to overcoming any addiction in the long run is to address that psychological need in another way," Alter told me.
Pornography addictions stem from a lot of causes; exposure to sexual materials too early, self-esteem issues, the need to escape, depression, and the inability to relax to name a few.
First, arm yourself with some physical (“outer”) filters — we love Circle from Disney for limiting and ensuring safe screen-time, and Vid Angel for filtering out harmful material from shows and movies.
You can also utilize “self-checkouts” and “pay-at-the-pump” options to avoid seeing inappropriate material in passing.
We will mention a lot of great resources here in the article, but please understand that this has nothing to do with you.
All of the thoughts of, “If only I were more attractive, then…” or “If only I could provide what they want sexually on my own, then…” or “If only I were more , then…” are simply not true.