In recovery we call that believing that you are “uniquely flawed” or “terminally unique.” That is, people come into recovery thinking they’re a special case, that their flaws or problems are traumas are so beyond help that no one and no thing can help. This is why a Higher Power is required — we need something greater than ourselves. Just in case it might be helpful, I just happened to do a podcast on this very topic last week! It’s called Terminal Uniqueness. Here’s the link in case you’re interested… It’s episode 79 and should be right at the top. This may be hard to hear, but what I was told in recovery: you’re not THAT special! (You’re special, for sure, we all are — but you’re not THAT special!). Good luck with the changes you’d like to make Angelica!

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