It's Not Even Funny

I'm seriously addicted. It used to be worse, but it's still bad. Only just today did I delete the hundreds of links I had saved for stories to read. I truly had almost 700 stories lined up. I waste my time, I waste my thoughts, I waste my energy, and I can't seem to make myself stop. It's affected my education, my church activity, my health, my family, and my life in general.

I hate it. But then again, the problem is that I love it so much.

DramioneLurver DramioneLurver
6 Responses Aug 10, 2009

I thought I was the only person with this problem...
I can balance my school work and my "reading" now, but I don't do anything else. I remember a time in 8th grade (I think) that my parents put me on punishment and took away my computer. I cried and was in a bad mood for days, and they ended up giving it back early.

My mom did the same thing to me cause taking away my FF was like taking away my life.. I hate but love it...

If you're interested, Fan Fiction Addicts Anonymous (FFAA) is a support group where you can discuss your struggles with fan fiction addiction. It could be a good place to talk - and a good start to recovery. =D<br />
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Oh man! I love dramoine as well. I deleted my hundred over favorited stories and I told myself to stop, but it is so tough! I feel that it is affecting me in a very negative way and I hope to rid of it, but at the same time, it provides me the escape and distraction. I hate that I love fanfic.

Yeah, just a few days ago, I got rid of all my alerts. It was so depressing, but I'm a bit proud of myself now. It helps, because now I don't have to face all those enticing email messages abot stories that I'm likely to enjoy. I actually stopped for a while, but then I gave back in. But I'm going to stop again. <br />
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Wow, I'm so proud of you, LilyLady! I never even thought of trying to delete my account... you're braver than me. Now I kind of wish it was possible to do so.

Having my account with lists of all my fave authors and stories, saved over the course of 9 years, was enabling me to read. I like the stories, I'm addicted to it, but I'm kinda specific about grammar and whether the story is well written. So anyway, I decided that if I do something drastic like delete my account, I won't have access these stories anymore = less temptation!<br />
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So Yesterday I tried deleting my account on but there is no DELETE button!!! Sucks right? In the end, I made a new impossibly long password, threw away the written down password, and logged out. So now I can't log in anymore. I can still actually, if I click -forgotten password- but that extra step requires me to stop, wait and think. <br />
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It sounds silly but I think it helped. Well, the only way to know how effective this action was will be is when I get the urge to read again...

Did you ever consider seeking therapy to help yourself?