The 12 Steps

So what are the 12 steps I’m taking to cure my love addiction? The following are taken from Alcoholics Anonymous and tweaked a little to fit my obsession with love.

Step 1 – I admit I am powerless over my addiction – that my life has become unmanageable

Step 2 – I have come to believe that a power greater than myself can restore me to my sanity and peace

Step 3 – I have made a decision to turn my will and my life over to the care of a higher power

Step 4 – I have decided to search deep inside myself to discover where my issue with love originates

Step 5 – I have admitted to a higher power, to myself, and to another human being the exact nature of my wrongs

Step 6 – I’m entirely ready to have the higher power remove all these negative feelings and worries towards love

Step 7 – I have humbly asked my higher power to remove all of my negative energy towards love’s shortcomings

Step 8 – I have made a list of all persons I have harmed, been hurt by, or am still angry about, and release my negativity towards them. Also, stop contact with all ex-boyfriends

Step 9 – I have made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others

Step 10 Р I have continued to take personal inventory and when I am being negative, promptly admitted it and ceased the thoughts

Step 11 – I have sought through prayer and meditation to improve my conscious contact with my higher power, praying only for knowledge of it’s will for me and the power to carry that out

Step 12 – I have had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, and I have tried to carry this message to other addicts, and I have to practice these principles in all of my affairs

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30 thoughts on “The 12 Steps

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  2. Amazing, syncronicity, a few weeks ago I told a friend that I was in “Relationship Recovery.” I said there must be a 12 step program for someone like me. :) This is my lucky day, this morning I got some good words from Wayne Dyer courtesy of The Power of Intention and tonight I find you. Thank you!!!

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  4. Hi… just found your blog, and it is just what I have been looking for… I am a love addict like you and love your 12-steps… I have been struggling with it for long time now, and recently sperated… so now I am on to new things, new relationships… and see all the mistakes I have made in the past creaping in… I don’t want them a part of any relationship… Try to develop a healthy way about having a relationship… love your blog.

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  18. I love your twelve steps in fact I love the blog period all ready. I am happy that you gave me your card. Things really do happen for a reason and you giving me that comes in handy a lot. I will keep reading and I hope we can discuss it in the future some time…I am even going to follow the 12 steps too. =)

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