Twelve Steps of a Relapse

Twelve Steps of a Relapse

1. I decided I could handle any emotional problems if other people would just quit trying to run my life.

2. I firmly believe that there is no greater power than myself and anyone who says differently is insane.

3. Made a decision to remove my will and my life from God, who didn’t understand me anyhow.

4. I made a searching and thorough inventory of everyone I know, so they couldn’t fool me and take advantage of my good nature.

5. I sought these people out and tried to get them to admit to me, by God, the nature of their wrongs.

6. I became willing to help these people get rid of their defects of character.

7. I was humble enough to ask these people to remove their shortcomings.

8. I kept a list of all people who had harmed me and waited patiently for a chance to get even with them.

9. I got even with all these people whenever possible except when to do so would get me into trouble too.

10. I continued to take everyone’s inventory and when they are wrong, which is most of the time, I promptly make them admit it.

11. Sought through concentration of my will power to get God, who didn’t understand me anyhow, to see that all my ideas were best and He ought to give me the power to carry it out.

12. Having maintained my emotional problems with these steps, I can thoroughly recommend them to others who don’t want to lose their hard earned status, but wish to be left alone to practice their neurosis in everything they do for the rest of their days.

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