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Old 09-17-2018, 09:45 AM   #10 (permalink)
PhoenixJ
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Some in AA talk about being grateful for 'the gift of desperation'. Although I do not feel grateful to that extent, the premise is- we turn the bad stuff around, learn from it and do not do it again. You have children who are still talking to you. My 2 adult sons want nothing to do with me- including the oldest getting married last year. Not a pity party- but a reminder you have a chance here to really make a difference to your kid's - now.
Turn the shame and guilt into workable emotions- remorse and action.
It is hard. Addiction sucks.
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