Post by Susan Peabody on Dec 19, 2020 18:23:38 GMT
I co-founded LAA with Howard God in 2004. Here is a note I got on the message board for LAA.
Hello I'm Light and joined this great board on may 2009!
I gained so much from this community and from the wise contents present in this Forum.
When I joined the board I was desperate, I felt I was going crazy and my life was unmanageable.
Suddenly I felt welcomed and I felt I was in a safe place and I was surrounded by many people who, like me, was struggling with Love Addiction. I was not crazy! And there was Hope. I could join the Program and make progress!
This was life-changing. I now understand how much I owe to this board...
Slowly I took my life in my hands again, the pain became milder and my clarity of mind returned.
I worked the steps, read books, prayed, meditated and shared my thoughts and feelings with others, with no fear.
Love Addiction is a hell that we tend to forget as we heal, but it's important to remember how we were feeling at the time so not to fall again in that terrible trap.
Today I have a life that I love, full of peace and interests and love. I live it day by day , appreciating the present hour.
I know myself better and learned to love myself.
I still have, sometimes, moments of weakness and temptations, but the strength of Recovery, my Faith and my Will protect me.
Thank you Linda for starting this thread, thank you Susan for creating it and for your studies on Love Addiction and thank you to all the members of the board!