Episode 125: Top 12 Lessons on Dating and Relationships from 12-Step Recovery

Here are 12 lessons from 12-step recovery that can be applied to dating and relationships to improve them.

Some of the lessons are from recovery slogans, and others are from common practices in recovery. The lessons I share are these: 

  1. Don’t date for the first year
  2. Be real
  3. When someone tells you who they are, believe them
  4. One day at a time
  5. First things first
  6. Acceptance
  7. HALT
  8. Keep coming back, it works if you work it so work it you’re worth it
  9. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome
  10. Progress not perfection
  11. HOW
  12. What’s my part in things

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What is Fragmented to Whole: Life Lessons from 12 Step Recovery?

This is the podcast “Fragmented to Whole: Life Lessons from 12 Step Recovery.” It will help people who want to heal to move from fragmented to whole.

Hi, I’m Barb! I share my experience, strength and hope from 12 step recovery in each episode. They’re all 20 minutes or less. Unlike most recovery podcasts where you hear a person’s whole story, in this one each episode is about a specific topic.

There are many life lessons from 12 step recovery that are applicable to those in and outside of recovery. This podcast brings some of those lessons to the airwaves, including such topics as learning acceptance, recognizing and overcoming victim mentality and establishing healthy boundaries.

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