I Am Trying To Break Out Of My Isolation

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    March 24. Appreciating Ourselves.

    We are the greatest things that will ever happen to us. Believe it. It makes life much easier. —Codependent No More It is time to stop this nonsense of running around picking on ourselves. We may have walked through much of our life apologizing for ourselves either directly...
    zeeva70 zeeva70
    41-45, F
    Mar 24, 2014

    March 23. Flack from Setting Boundaries.

    We need to know how far we'll go, and how far we'll allow others to go with us. Once we understand this, we can go anywhere. —Beyond Codependency When we own our power to take care of ourselves - set a boundary, say no, and change an old pattern - we may get flack from some...
    zeeva70 zeeva70
    41-45, F
    Mar 23, 2014

    Its Friday Night. suns out everyones out having

    fun and theres me; cooped up in my room lying on top of my bed because i have no real friends to go out with. its really depressing because its so hard to make friends round here all my old friends want to do on a night out its fight and argue with me and ***** about me and i...
    pinkglitteress pinkglitteress
    26-30, F
    May 30, 2014

    March 28. Balance. Seek balance.

    Balance emotions with reason. Combine detachment with doing our part. Balance giving with receiving. Alternate work with play, business with personal activities. Balance tending to our spiritual needs with tending to our other needs. Juggle responsibilities to others with...
    zeeva70 zeeva70
    41-45, F
    Mar 28, 2014

    March 26. Gifts, Not Burdens.

    "Children are gifts, if we accept them." —Kathleen Turner Crilly Children are gifts. Our children, if we have children, are a gift to us. We, as children, were gifts to our parents. Sadly, many of us did not receive the message from our parents that we were gifts to them...
    zeeva70 zeeva70
    41-45, F
    Mar 26, 2014

    March 29. Getting Needs Met.

    Picture yourself walking through a meadow. There is a path opening before you. As you walk, you feel hungry. Look to your left. There's a fruit tree in full ripe. Pick what you need. Steps later, you notice you're thirsty. On your right, there's a fresh water spring. When you...
    zeeva70 zeeva70
    41-45, F
    Mar 29, 2014

    March 27. After-Burn.

    How could I do it? How could I say it? Even though I meant it, I still feel ashamed, guilty, and afraid. This is common reaction to new, exciting recovery behaviors. Anything to do with owning our power and taking care of ourselves can trigger feelings of shame, guilt, and...
    zeeva70 zeeva70
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 27, 2014

    I want a small group of supportive friends to

    be like a family to me. I want us to have dinners, go dancing and other fun places. Most of all, I would love to feel part of a group where we're loved, accepted and respected unconditionally.
    zeeva70 zeeva70
    41-45, F
    Mar 24, 2014

    March 25. Letting Go of Worry.

    What if we knew for certain that everything we're worried about today will work out fine? What if . . . we had a guarantee that the problem bothering us would be worked out in the most perfect way, and at the best possible time? Furthermore, what if we knew that three years...
    zeeva70 zeeva70
    41-45, F
    Mar 25, 2014
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