admitted we were powerless over love, romance, fantasies and relationships—that
our lives had become unmanageable."
reminds us that we are not alone. "Admitted" refers
to honesty between ourselves and others. "Powerless"
refers to helplessness at this moment in time. It is not meant
to mean that were are always powerless. "Our lives had become
unmanageable" means that we have lost control.
step is about honesty and humility. We swallow our pride and get
honest about where our love addiction has taken us. Humility is
the first step in many journeys of transformation. It is a rite
of passage. Please note that we are only powerless at this stage
in our recovery because we have isolated from God and our fellow
human beings. The power to recover comes back to us as we reach
out for help and continue to work the rest of the steps.
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