The learning curve

A good article and post. I’ve been there.

The Secrets of Addiction

I’m struggling to narrow down all of my thoughts into a single topic. I’ve been to five meetings in seven days. The learning curve in the first parts of recovery is pretty steep. There is a lot of information available, once you can finally admit to yourself that you have a problem. How addiction is formed. How shame and guilt perpetuate the cycle. How brain chemistry is altered by addiction. How much you have hurt the people around you. How to start the 12 Steps.

What I’m struggling with is how to deal with my girlfriend leaving me after a four year relationship, while I’m actually starting to get somewhere on fixing myself. In every previous relationship, I ran away when things got tough. When my wife found out about my mistress, I left my wife. When my mistress became too much drama (which was easily predictable, if I would…

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