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Author Topic: STEP ONE - THE NAR-ANON TWELVE STEP PROGRAM
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Post Re: STEP ONE - THE NAR-ANON TWELVE STEP PROGRAM
on: October 2, 2016, 17:40
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I just love what you said about step one Annie. I guess I am at step one and trying to do nothing and allow him (my husband) to follow the journey he chooses. This makes me feel peaceful and allows me to go on without him in my life. A bit lonely and not what I choose, but as I ask him to allow me to be "me," I have to allow him to be just that - him. We spoke a bit this week and saw each other and we haven't spoken in 2 days now and it makes my mind thinking, "is he using?" He didn't make it to church this am and will he be there tonight? It's hard to sit at church without him. I am ok at home without him, but would really like him by my side. Oh well! My desires are just that - mine. I can't force him to do anything, nor do I choose to.

I was thinking this am that he has to do all of the work on him and I cannot force him to start, but I can work on me. That is my focus - pull back and detach a bit to care about me.

I sit here and think about his addiction and part of me thinks, "I would feel guilty if something happens to him," and the other side says, "it is none of my business." I now know that I can't force him into anything, guilt him, or coerce him. I am letting go and letting God be in charge of us, individually and jointly, and whatever happens, I get to choose my choices, actions, reactions, etc.

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