Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Triggers
The New Boss took Weedman back after he went to rehab for his porn addiction. Weedman traded in the latest iPhone for a throwaway he got at Walmart. No internet, no apps, just phone calls. He pitched his home computer and got basic cable, no adult movies.

“I’m still tempted to stop at the adult bookstore,” he said. “But I’d have to be really want to go in there.”

I said, “Always good to put distance between you and whatever triggers your addiction. If the brownies are on the coffee table while I’m watching TV, it doesn’t take much of a craving for me to eat them all. If they’re in the kitchen, I gotta get up and that may slow me down. If I have to make them, or go to the bakery, I’d have to be crazy hungry for brownies.”

Weedman, who was a bit of a neat freak, laughed and shook his head, “Brownies in the living room? How do you stay married? At least with porn there’s no crumbs.” I knew he was joking, but I thought he might be half serious.

Today I’ll put as much distance as I can between me and my triggers.

Burnout Training ©2018 by Ken Montrose

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