Do you ever find yourself craving a drink or two? You’re not alone.
There are many people who struggle with addiction. If you need help, there is hope. Alcoholics Anonymous has helped millions of alcoholics and addicts get better over the years so it’s worth giving them a try.
Daily Reflections is where we share our thoughts, feelings, and experiences from the past day to give some insight into what life is like on the path to recovery. Join us!
Daily Reflections June 11
. . . a spiritual life which does not include. . . family obligations may not be so perfect after all.ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 129
I know what I need to do for my family and myself, but it’s hard when they don’t understand.
I can be doing great in the program — applying it at meetings, at work, and in service activities — and find that things have gone to pieces at home. It seems like a lot of people are okay with this kind of inconsistency; however there is something important about having your loved ones also see you as progressing professionally while seeing them grow more distant emotionally or physically (or both).
If you’re neglecting the needs and desires of your loved ones, it’s time to make some changes.
Speak kindly with them when you interact with them which will show that they are important in your life. If we had a clear conscience then our interactions would be easier but if there is resentment hanging over us or guilt for something we have done wrong not only should apologize sincerely try mediation as well so these events never happen again.
The way you communicate with others is just as important, if not more so, than the words that come out of your mouth.
The tone in which we speak to people can be a form of communication all on its own. You may think I am ignoring or neglecting them when what they really need from me is my kind and attentive ear!
If you’re nodding your head and thinking, “Yeah, I’ve been there,” then the first step is to take a moment. Breathe deep. Reflect on what’s happened in this situation.
What can you do differently going forward?
Talk with someone who cares about you so that they can help guide you through these tough times of change. You deserve better than feeling stuck or alone — it doesn’t have to be like this forever!
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