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Twenty Consequences of Being a Codependent in Recovery!
 
My first consequence of being a codependent in recovery is: being angry at the disease and not at the addict.
 
My second consequence of being a codependent in recovery is: having my anger pass quicker; i.e. 2 hours versus 5 days.
 
 My third consequence of being a codependent in recovery is: being able to sleep at night even when there is a lot going on that I found very disturbing.
 
 My fourth consequence of being a codependent in recovery: being able to focus on the solution without angst and agitation.
 
My fifth consequence of being a codependent in recovery is : I can summon the courage to change things.
 
 My sixth consequence of being a codependent in recovery is : I can have serenity to accept the things I cannot change and recognize that is part of the reality of my life.
 
 My seventh consequence of being a codependent in recovery is ; I will not ruminate about my family that is not in recovery and accept that as their choice.
 
My eighth consequence of being a codependent in recovery is: I can get peaceful with work, being ok with going home on time, leaving work for another day.
 
My ninth consequence of being a codependent in recovery: I have learned to be supportive without controlling - know when to hold them, know when to walk away, know when to run.
 
 My tenth consequence of being a codependent in recovery: I can be patient and accept "not now".
 
 My eleventh consequence of being a codependent in recovery: Joy beyond all joy! Self care, taking the time to use the bathroom and not being constipated! "Excuse me! Nature calls!"
 
 My twelfth positive consequence of being a codependent in recovery: Having less anxiety, breathing more, saying STOP to the worrisome thoughts.
 
My thirteenth consequence of being a codependent in recovery: Going for a walk at work, using my breaks to enjoy some fresh air, some perspective and some self-care.
 
 My fourteenth consequence of being a codependent in recovery: Having the ability to act "as if"; acting my way into a feeling that I want.
 
My fifteenth consequence of being a codependent in recovery; this one is beautiful - I can be here now! I can stay in the present, "i have given up all hope of having a better past", and I can tell myself to stop future tripping, Que Sera, Sera
 
My sixteenth consequence of being a codependent in recovery: I can enjoy being in my own lane; someone else's life is theirs to live.
 
My seventeenth consequence of being a codependent in recovery: I can practice daily gratitude and I have stopped those desperate prayers, pleading and crying because I know that I know that I know that when I praise, my Higher Power is able.
 
My eighteenth consequence of being a codependent in recovery: I can believe in progress, not perfection - it is ok to complete a project and accept it as it is and extend the same courtesy to others as works in progress.
 
My nineteenth consequence of being a codependent in recovery: I can have a better attitude, be more optimistic, know that in surrendering to my HP, things will work out accordingly (usually better than what I had planned) - I can be happy, joyous and free!
 
My twentieth consequence of being a codependent in recovery: I can actually walk past the alcohol section of a store without hatred and a terrorist attitude, wishing I had a bomb on my back to blow the bottles to smithereens.
 
J.Deborah - 3/17/16


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