1. We seek to develop a daily relationship with a Higher Power, knowing that we
are not alone in our efforts to heal ourselves from our addiction.
2. We are willing to be vulnerable because the capacity to trust has been
restored to us by our faith in a Higher Power.
3. We surrender, one day at a time, our whole life strategy of, and our obsession
with the pursuit of romantic and sexual intrigue and emotional dependency.
4. We learn to avoid situations that may put us at risk physically, morally,
psychologically or spiritually.
5. We learn to accept and love ourselves, to take responsibility for our own lives,
and to take care of our own needs before involving ourselves with others.
6. We become willing to ask for help, allowing ourselves to be vulnerable and
learning to trust and accept others.
7. We allow ourselves to work through the pain of our low self-esteem and our
fears of abandonment and responsibility. We learn to feel comfortable in
8. We begin to accept our imperfections and mistakes as part of being human,
healing our shame and perfectionism while working on our character defects.
9. We begin to substitute honesty for self-destructive ways of expressing
emotions and feelings.
10. We become honest in expressing who we are, developing true intimacy in our
relationships with ourselves and others.
11. We learn to value sex as a by-product of sharing, commitment, trust and
cooperation in a partnership.
12. We are restored to sanity, on a daily basis, by participating in the process of
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