Healing the shame
"It's a wonderful life, and I wouldn't change a thing."
I'm what is known as an earth person, in that I never let my addiction control me. All I knew growing up with an alcoholic mother and a brother addicted to drugs until he was 50 was what I didn't want. Yes the urge is strong but the will to do and be better always kept my addiction under control. I know that I have an addictive personality, and yes it has on many occasions reared its ugly head. But once I let go of the guilt and shame, and met a wonderful friend who is now my husband of 21 years, I knew that I was in control of me. What my mother and brother did, I was not responsible for and I couldn't save them without drowning. My choice was to save myself and once I had done that I was able to throw them a lifeline. It's a wonderful life, and I wouldn't change a thing. Remember you're good and people love you, but most importantly love yourself and keep pushing through you'll be thankful you did. Leave the guilt and shame where it is and recreate yourself. Bring only those friends who are positive and leave all the negativity behind. My loving thoughts are sent to each and everyone who needs them.
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