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Finding Gratefulness: A Recovery Tip For Love Addicts
by Jim Hall, MS, Love Addiction Recovery Expert
Recovering from love addiction is not easy. As love addicts, to break the ingrained relational patterns that has caused us so much pain takes time, patience, and persistence. Face it; as human beings rarely in our lives do great things do not come easy. If you are a love addict with a genuine desire to recover – I strongly encourage you to-- never give up- no matter how much you slip, no matter how many mistakes, no matter how many times you fall into the old painful love addicted patterns in your effort to change. There is hope.
A healthier life, fulfilling love, and authentic inner-love will come if you just keep putting one foot in front of the other. It often feels cumbersome, overwhelming, and distressing on our path to recovering.
During this journey-, I believe it is critical we sometimes put focus on things we can be grateful for in our lives today. This is not always an easy thing to do, especially early in recovery. If you discover difficulty in being grateful in your life this day, then read the following:
Now ask yourself: What can you be grateful for today?
Are you ready to heal?
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