Trusting Yourself

Trust and recovery can take time. I have been working on issues of trusting others lately. Regaining trust can be difficult especially if you are the loved one of the addict. I recently texted these words “Proceed with caution.” She was absolutely clueless to what those words meant. I found myself explaining what it meant to a forty six year old teacher. Yes, I said teacher. She has no problem trusting any Tom, Dick, or Harry. There are times when you should trust no one. This is one of those cases where she was totally clueless. In life we may do things that cause our loved ones to not trust in our behaviors. It may have taken years to get to this point. You may never regain the trust of those you love. I know that may seem harsh but it may be true.  Trust, love, and acceptance go together. Everyone wants to feel trusted, loved, and accepted. This is a basic human desire. In order to be trusted, we must first trust ourselves to stay in a recovered state of mind. In order to be loved, we must first love ourselves. Finally, in order to be accepted, we must accept ourselves. In a recovered state of mind, we begin to see life more clearly. We have to learn to deal with situations that in the past would have pushed us into the turmoil of addiction. We have to be selfish and focus on our recovery. Then and only then can we begin to feel trusted, loved, and accepted living in a state called recovery.

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