I’m slipping when I begin to remember more of the good times than the bad.
~ Anonymous ~
We must keep our memories of the years before the Program in proper perspective. By the grace of God the compulsion was released from us. However, the Addiction was not; it is always waiting for us to lower our guard. A danger sign we watch for is the voice that rewrites our past history.
The scenes we remember are parties, new partners, romance, laughter, music, sex, ballgames, intimate conversations, poolside play, Sunday brunch, getting ready to go out and “party hearty.” Seldom do we remember the bleary-eyed mornings, the waking up with horrible strangers, the embarrassments, the lost jobs, wrecked cars, wet beds, the toilet-hugging, the divorce that broke our hearts.
When my addiction talks to me about the good times, I need to remember “the rest of the story.”
©1990 by Anonymous, Published by Hazelden
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