Category Archives: Boundaries

Daily Reading – January 14, 2014

One of the most valuable skills I’ve learned in Al-Anon is to discern acceptable behavior and to set limits with others.  Setting boundaries helps me take care of myself in relationships and keeps me from being a victim.  Responses to

Daily Reading – January 14, 2014

One of the most valuable skills I’ve learned in Al-Anon is to discern acceptable behavior and to set limits with others.  Setting boundaries helps me take care of myself in relationships and keeps me from being a victim.  Responses to

Daily Reading – Dec 1, 2013

And it isn’t the thing you do, dear, It’s the thing you leave undone Which gives you a bit of a heartache At the setting of the sun. -Margaret Sangster A quality we all share, a very human quality, is

Daily Reading – Dec 1, 2013

And it isn’t the thing you do, dear, It’s the thing you leave undone Which gives you a bit of a heartache At the setting of the sun. -Margaret Sangster A quality we all share, a very human quality, is

Been a Long Time – Detachment

Detachment in a relationship with an alcoholic or addict is never easy at first. The more we practice it the more it makes sense and the easier it becomes. Many of us come to a point of knowing a change

Been a Long Time – Detachment

Detachment in a relationship with an alcoholic or addict is never easy at first. The more we practice it the more it makes sense and the easier it becomes. Many of us come to a point of knowing a change

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Daily Reading – February 14, 2013 – The Boundary Waters

When I first heard of not accepting unacceptable behavior, I felt confused.  The Al-Anon program forthrightly states how I am powerless over others-so how can I regulate them?  Some members refer to limiting unacceptable behavior as setting boundaries.  Boundaries, however

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Daily Reading – February 14, 2013 – The Boundary Waters

When I first heard of not accepting unacceptable behavior, I felt confused.  The Al-Anon program forthrightly states how I am powerless over others-so how can I regulate them?  Some members refer to limiting unacceptable behavior as setting boundaries.  Boundaries, however

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Daily Reading – February 10, 2013 – Dysfunction Does Not Desire Change

The roles I played for a long time in my family were those of caretaker and fixer.  I was the nurturing mother my mom never had.  It was my responsibility to care for her emotionally and often physically   I was an

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Daily Reading – February 10, 2013 – Dysfunction Does Not Desire Change

The roles I played for a long time in my family were those of caretaker and fixer.  I was the nurturing mother my mom never had.  It was my responsibility to care for her emotionally and often physically   I was an

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Daily Recovery Reading – January 7, 2012

Someone said something unkind about me.  Are my feelings hurt? Yes, Should they be? No. “How do I overcome my hurt? By detaching myself. “turning it off,” until I can figure out what lies behind it.  If it was a

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Daily Recovery Reading – January 7, 2012

Someone said something unkind about me.  Are my feelings hurt? Yes, Should they be? No. “How do I overcome my hurt? By detaching myself. “turning it off,” until I can figure out what lies behind it.  If it was a

Self Parenting – Isn’t It Time We Grew Up?

When we talk of what we can control and what we can change, it is ourselves we have to look at. When we admit powerlessness over others or over a dis-ease whether that is emotional, physical or worldly we gain

Self Parenting – Isn’t It Time We Grew Up?

When we talk of what we can control and what we can change, it is ourselves we have to look at. When we admit powerlessness over others or over a dis-ease whether that is emotional, physical or worldly we gain

Self Boundaries – Progress Not Perfection

Self boundaries are important. It is part of the healing process. There is nothing wrong with boundaries and everyone needs them. Setting self boundaries shows respect and compassion to yourself. Recognizing your own boundaries is a way of not being

Self Boundaries – Progress Not Perfection

Self boundaries are important. It is part of the healing process. There is nothing wrong with boundaries and everyone needs them. Setting self boundaries shows respect and compassion to yourself. Recognizing your own boundaries is a way of not being