Signs of Recovery *
- We seek to develop
a daily relationship with a Higher Power, knowing that we are not alone
in our efforts to heal ourselves from our addiction.
- We are willing to
be vulnerable because the capacity to trust has been restored to us by our
faith in a Higher Power.
- We surrender, one
day at a time, our whole life strategy of, and our obsession with, the pursuit
of romantic and sexual intrigue and emotional dependency.
- We learn to avoid
situations that may put us at risk physically, morally, psychologically
- We learn to accept
and love ourselves, to take responsibility for our own lives, and to take
care of our own needs before involving ourselves with others.
- We become willing
to ask for help, allowing ourselves to be vulnerable and learning to trust
and accept others.
- We allow ourselves
to work through the pain of our low self-esteem and our fears of abandonment
and responsibility. We learn to feel comfortable in solitude.
- We begin to accept
our imperfections and mistakes as part of being human, healing our shame
and perfectionism while working on our character defects.
- We begin to substitute
honesty for self-destructive ways of expressing emotions and feelings.
- We become honest
in expressing who we are, developing true intimacy in our relationships
with ourselves and others.
- We learn to value
sex as a by-product of sharing, commitment, trust and cooperation in a partnership.
- We are restored to
sanity, on a daily basis, by participating in the process of recovery.
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