As people trapped in obsessive behaviors, our lives are full of contradiction. We know in our hearts that our actions are destroying our lives, but  we don’t know any other way to live. Letting instant gratification control us and then justifying our behaviors is a kind of insanity that we are comfortable with. We feel compelled to feed our urges even when we don’t want to; we continuously struggle with doing the same things—long past the moment when they brought us satisfaction.

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