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Difficult Relationships in the Fellowships - Recovered 534

Recovered Podcast

Release Date: 10/08/2014

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The first key to persistence is to create for yourself a compelling vision for your recovery. Too often, people focus on what they don’t want to happen.

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Self-discipline is the willingness to put some limitations on behavior in order to gain something or make life better.

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Ultimately, when we are humble we are willing to seek and receive help, support, guidance and direction with our lives. The result is that we are not alone anymore.

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Your life belongs to you, right? Sure it does, but look at where your actions got you. Your life became unmanageable because of your addiction. You need to be willing for a lot of things, especially accepting help.

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Sobriety helps us reconnect with our true selves and become reacquainted with our inner light, our life’s mission, and our purpose.

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Any challenges life throws your way, you now know how it feels to look fear in the face and remember how capable you are of walking through it.

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In order to keep going and develop sobriety the individual needs to have faith that things are going to keep improving.

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Hope is the elevating feeling we experience when we see a path to a better future

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It is normal to struggle with owning up to dishonesty, but the key is to acknowledge when it occurs as soon as possible. If not, you could struggle with feelings of guilt and put your sobriety in jeopardy.

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Here in our virtual studio, we have a can full of popsicle sticks. Each stick has a recovery topic written on it. We will take turns, randomly picking a stick and then sharing on that topic that was chosen.

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Go to enough meetings, and you are likely to see someone you didn't know was in AA.

Stay in the program long enough and you may have the distinction of being at a meeting with your kid.

Being at a meeting with your parent will probably affect your share.

What are you initial thoughts on this topic of relationships in AA?

Before you went to your first meeting but after you had decided that you were going to go Alcoholics Anonymous, did you ever worry that you would see someone that you would know at your first meeting?

Did someone take you to your first meeting?

Was that awkward or comforting?

Have you ever been to a meeting with a desire to share about a resentment with someone, but that someone was at the meeting?

What is your experience?

If you have not had this experience, how do you think you would handle it?

If you have had this happen, what was your experience?

If you were to face that situation again, what would you do different?

What would you do the same?

Have you ever seen someone you know socially at an AA meeting, but did not know they were in AA?

What was your experience?

What would you do different?

What would you do that same?

What advice would you give to the new guy?

Have you been to a meeting with a close relative?

What was that like the first time?

Have you been to al-anon?

Have you ever felt awkward being an alcoholic at an al-anon meeting?

Do you have relationships with people in a 12 step fellowship other than your own?

Do you talk program with these people?

Even though you don't share the same addiction, is there a connection?

What is your experience?

Do you know anyone who goes to Al Anon because of you?

Have you ever been to an Al-Anon meeting with them?

Have you ever had someone approach you and say, "I saw you at a meeting..."

What was that experience like?

How did you react?

What is the closest relative that has attended your open talk?

What was that like?

Is there anyone you would feel awkward to have attend your open talk?

Why or why not?

Talk to the new guy who would like to go to their first AA meeting but is afraid that someone he knows will recognize him.

Talk to the person who feels shame about going to the meeting and being found out.