Using the 12 Steps on Emotional Conflicts
After I had been sober for a while and had already taken the 12 Steps and had become aware of their value to me as a Daily Program of Living â€“ I became interested in trying to use the Steps on different problems. They had worked so well on my alcoholism that I began to wonder how well they would work for my other problems.
I remember when I had five years of sobriety I had gotten into a relationship that was progressive... and we got married. My thoughts had been â€œWow! I can be married and have a good healthy relationship now, because -- I have the 12 Steps, the 12 Traditions and the 12 Concepts â€“ to use in my home, my marriage, my relationship! This is going to be totally awesome!â€