I am responsible for my own recovery
Although you may have been guided to a program, a counselor, or group therapy, your follow-through with any of these recovery processes has been entirely up to you. Only you can make the commitment to yourself that you want to process your childhood pain in order to live a healthier and happier life today.
This doesn’t mean that you have to do it all alone. Going to support groups and finding friends that you can talk to while you are going through the healing process is a responsible and sensible way to make the process safer and more comfortable. Getting the right kind of support demonstrates intelligence and independence because it gives a broader base to your recovery.
Even with this support in place, it is still up to you to reach out to others, to keep in contact with your new friends and call them when you need to talk during a rough period. Your willingness is completely your responsibility. You can remind yourself with this affirmation that the buck does indeed stop here, that your recovery is your responsibility.
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Steven Farmer with Juliette Anthony