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Response to tavalon (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2012, 02:53 PM

1. a little trick that changed every relationship i had when i joined recovery

there is a part of the 11th Step prayer that reads:

Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort than to be comforted -- to understand, than to be understood -- to love, than to be loved.

When i started trying to practice those things on a daily basis in ALL my relationships, it changed my life. and quickly.

i had spent so many years trying to get YOU to understand me (why i was acting so badly, why it wasn't my fault etc etc etc) and to comfort me and to love me.....

what a difference when I started trying to understand what you needed, what you wanted, what comfort I could give.

it truly was life changing.

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