The original quote is not "progress not perfection," but "spiritual progress not spiritual perfection." In this age of secular treatment programs, it is easy to forget that the WILLINGNESS to change often come from spirituality or a relationship with a Higher Power.
My recovery has been like a spiral and I always end up where I started only up one level. Right now I am dealing with my original disorder codependency. Not with my husband but with my son. This keep me really humble and I have to work to keep it from affectiong my self-esteem.
Let's discuss this. Please join this thread and tell us how your recover proceeded. Has it been smooth or bumpy?
Last Edit: Feb 15, 2019 13:19:23 GMT -8 by Susan P.
Post by loveanimals on Feb 22, 2019 18:50:11 GMT -8
My recovery has been quite bumpy. I will go off and feel like love addiction isn't an issue with me, because I stop dating and focus on other areas of my life. Then I become lonely and put myself out there, by going to bars or online dating. In many cases I will become obsessed with the person I'm seeing then, so I'm back to square one. I started performing Bible Study to get more in touch with the Higher Power of my choosing, but even then I find myself waiting until the last minute to do the reading and homework. I need to make prayer and a relationship with my Higher Power a higher priority daily.
I'm praying for your codependency with your son. It's very tough when they are our children! To me that is 10,000 times harder than a romantic interest.