A line that was passed on to me was:
"Hello! My name is Dallas!
My life is unmanageable and I'd just love to share it with you!"
That's the honesty line.
What it used to be like was:
"Excuse me. I can see that your life is totally unmanageable.
You're full of crisis and drama!
Poor, dear, girl!
Come w/ me -- the Knight on the White Horse!
The King That Has Been Sent To Save The Hurting Damsels of the World!
I can fix you, save you, turn you around, make your life wonderful --
remove all you pain!
Show you what a Life Worth Living really is!
But... it's only temporary.
Don't get used to having me around
Because as soon as you get too attached to me --
it's time for me to leave!"
The reply would be:
"Oh! Don't worry! I won't get attached to you!"
Then, they would be like a fat hungry tick on a Lazy Dog! LOL.
NO. I don't do that anymore.
I got lucky coming up on my first year sober.
I enrolled in one of the first college classes that they were teaching in California --
for Doctors, and to formally train Addiction Counselors.
I didn't want to be a Counselor -- and I wasn't qualified to be a real doctor
(just a back-alley doc & pharmacist)
I was simply trying to find out how to stay sober --
and I was terribly afraid that AA was not going to work for me.
I had one of the greatest Professor's that I could have gotten lucky enough to get.
This guy was a real genius at Human Behavior!
He passed on some tools to the classmates -- that explained "why" we pick sick relationships
and how it happens at a totally unconscious level.
He said that once we learned this -- we could be free -- of picking sick mates!
And, for those that were in the Mental Healthcare field -- they could use it on
their patients and clients.
Sure enough -- his tools worked!
I only screwed up twice after learning them.