DAILY REFLECTIONS for April 24th
Alcoholism was a lonely business, even though we were surrounded by people who loved us. … We were trying to find emotional security either by dominating or by being dependent upon others. &hellip We still vainly tried to be secure by some unhealthy sort of domination or dependence.
As Bill Sees It, Page 252
When I did my personal inventory I found that I had unhealthy relationships with most people in my life — my friends and family, for example. I always felt isolated and lonely. I drank to dull emotional pain. ¶ It was through staying sober, having a good sponsor and working the Twelve Steps that I was able to build up my low self-esteem. First the Twelve Steps taught me to become my own best friend, and then, when I was able to love myself, I could reach out and love others.
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