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May 5,2022: Friendship: continued from “I Am Not a Robot” to be published in September on Amazon.com

“Emotional sobriety is a term one will often hear repeated in recovering communities. Why? Because life can be exhausting, and without creating a good balance between reason and reality, we’re prone to resort to childish behaviors when things don’t go our way.

And they often don’t.

Our realities are in no way a carbon copy of another’s. So in growing up we try our best on a spiritual path to navigate our differences with compassion and communication and our similarities with delight. And recovery as we know it is a process.

And, we are in a constant state of stress when we don’t self-reflect, self-examine and self care. In recovery we acknowledge we are flawed creatures in a flawed society, in flawed families and when getting down to the causes and conditions discover our relationships are the culprit for much of our withheld misery. Releasing this misery is also a process. And the way in which we do, can irrevocably wound a friendship, destroy a marriage and send our children screaming to the hills when we forget parenting is a function, not an identity. So is friendship, that illusive label of a kind of unconditional love that’s nearly impossible to obtain. Again, flawed.

We all want to feel loved. To feel safe. To feel important. Just how much validation is needed lies in the vigilance required for achieving a healthy emotional sobriety”

.......to be continued

Look for my books on cancer, recovery and. Relationships on Amazon.com

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