I am officially quitting FF.Net. Fanfiction addiction have been with me for many years. It started around middle school and it lasted more than a decade. It has affected my grades, my relationship with my friends and family, and my self-esteem, all negatively. Fanfiction addiction may not sound like a serious problem, but for all I can see, over half of female adolescent, young adults, and even adults read fanfiction. It is a problem if it prevents you from being productive and living the life that you want. More importantly, the content of fanfiction is anything but appropriate. Many young women find themselves lost within what is called "smut" or stories with sexual themes or graphic sex scenes. Reading fanfiction is a thrill, I know it and you know it. That's why we're on this site. But because it's so thrilling and gives us some kind of release, we crave for more and more and we rely on it to escape reality. In the end, we only find ourselves alone in front of the computer, feeling nothing but guilt and shame for ourselves.
Do you have this problem too? Don't know how to quit? Stop the addiction, right now. And quit like me. You can do it. Share your experience. Go here for support: http://www.experienceproject.com/groups/Am-A-Fanfiction-Addict/32859.
Start out small, limit your intake and slowly decrease the amount of time you spend reading fanfiction. For an addiction tracker, go here: http://www.medhelp.org/user_trackers/gallery/Addiction
Live the day! Go out and do something. Go shopping with friends, hang out, go outside, volunteer, search for jobs.
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