Temporary Setbacks

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Temporary Setbacks

Sometimes, after we begin recovery, things in our life seem to get worse for a time. Our finances, our relationships, or our health may seem to deteriorate.

This is temporary; this is a normal part of recovery and healing. It may be the way things will be for a time, but not for long.

Keep working at recovery, and the trend will reverse. Before too long, things, and us, will be better than they were before. This time, the foundation will be solid.

Higher Power, help me trust you and recovery, even when I have setbacks. Help me remember that the problems are temporary, and when they are solved, I will be on more solid ground.

From The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie (c)1990, Hazelden Foundation. All rights reserved. No portion of this publication may be reproduced in any manner without the written permission of the publisher.

"Take what you need and leave the rest." I got nothing but moments to live.

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Thank you for the reminder,

Thank you for the reminder, V. I've experienced these setbacks first-hand but when I look at how I come out the other side, I can see growth. Recovery is a process and doesn't happen overnight. Changing the imprints made on someone growing up takes time. :)

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Thank u Veronica, it has

Thank u Veronica, it has been just that way with me, good to know it will get better.

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When I first started working

When I first started working on recovery, it was exciting and things seemed to be going well. Then when the first setbacks hit, I thought that is had all been an illusion and that I was in reality no better off than before. I've concluded by now that's not really the case. Things are getting better, but slowly, and with a lot of up and down.

"She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it)." --Lewis Carroll

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