This is a great post about accepting our core issues to progress in our recovery. Some may think it is not relevant to people who do not suffer from some kind of substance abuse but codependency is a from of addiction and the information provided in this post is spot on for those of us recovering from codependency also. If you want recovery, true recovery, you must face and deal with the core issues!
Thank you Kathy for this informative post!
Dealing with alcoholism and depression means needing a different path than only doing the Twelve Steps for recovery. I don’t believe that my core issues can be solved by the Twelve Steps of any self-help group.
Having grownup in a home controlled by alcoholism, I was able to see my addiction very early into the disease. Thanksgiving, 1976, I told my family that I thought I was an alcoholic. I fully expected everyone to disagree with me because I had not had any outward signs. But, my mother said that she had been afraid of that. So I was stuck with the admission and being the “perfect daughter”, I never drank again and went to AA.
My third month into recovery, I had a radical conversion as described by William James in his The Varieties of Religious Experience. It was instant and I call it ‘”the moment that changed my…
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