Change is important, and the process of change
begins with honesty. The honesty is the willingness to admit out
loud that you have a problem or weakness—that you have done
things you regret. The honesty takes on an even deeper meaning
when you tell your story. This is never easy, but as you listen
to yourself describe your experience with weakness you will gain
a new awareness of how you have gotten off track. This, in turn,
will help you understand what needs to be changed as your transformation
your story not only helps you, it helps others. As people listen
to you, they often hear their own story and find out they are
not alone. This provides an overwhelming sense of well-being.
It dissipates the shame and jump-starts the transformation process.
the publication of the book Alcoholics Anonymous in 1939,
stories have been important to those in 12-Step programs. Love
Addicts Anonymous is now publishing the stories of those who have
found recovery for love addiction. Submit
your story to LAA as an e-mail attachment. We reserve the right
to do some light editing. Your name will not be attached to the
story. We must remain anonymous at the public level (12th
more stories see the LAA Basic Text.
Sense of Belonging
am Not Alone
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