Hey people any one ever had issues with theses topics
Seems that for years, pre-recovery years and a fair share of post-recovery time I was really unaware of these very important life skills--although, I can clearly see now how I tried to meet a large percentage of my needs in covert-unhealthy ways, decietfullness, manipulation,games I PLAYED with people, all with negative consequences that validated my un-worthiness, allowing self pity to swallow me almost to death... W/no boundries, I was always frightened of people and my needs went to the wayside so doing the right thing was really non-exsitent, I was definitly- amoral- and totally self absorbed- only able to escape thru drugs-alcohol-and extremley un-healthy relationships, most of the time the three were simultaneous --Becoming aware of these issues have taking a long time, and the program of action is the ONLY reason I became aware of these issues and being willing to do something about them took time as well --but the 12 steps can be used for many issues besides alcoholism...Today, thanks to this program & my Higher Power, and that 4 letter word ..WORK.. I have a clearer picture of my needs, learning to get them met in a more healthy fashion & setting boundries -- as I've discovered I am worthy,& doing the right thing begins to happen intuitivley--all because of a step 3 decision, and a power greater than myself. What a deal...by treating my alcoholism many NEW FREEDOMS have come about! When the spiritual malady is overcome we straighten out--mentally and physically, could we add emotionally?