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4th step emotional breakdown



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    Anonymous

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    I need some help here. I’m doing my 4th step, and my emotions are a roller coaster just like when I was drinking. I’m screaming at my kids again, crying for no reason, etc. It’s getting to the point where I want to quit so I can get rid of these emotions, but of course, my sponsor advises against it. Understandably. Is this normal to have a crappy outlook on life while doing the 4th step?? I mean, I knew it was going to be tough, but I didn’t think I was going to go off the deep end. My family is suffering. I’m suffering. Is this normal??

    Thanks in advance for the feedback!



    #4914604

    Anonymous

    My 4th step was tearing me up too. Finally my sponsor said, that we should go back to step 3 and make sure I got it. Giving up your will over what you cannot control is what let’s you be fearless. Your past actions are definitely something you cannot control right?



    #4914603

    Anonymous

    Absolutely right. Maybe that is it. I do have a hard time turning things over. I’m a control freak. But I am more than willing to try to turn things over. I try every day. I fill my God box with things I’m trying to let go of.

    My sponsor wants me to start reading a little bit of my 4th step just to let off some steam. She thinks it will help propel me through until I’m done.



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