November 28th, 1981
If we examine every disturbance we have, great or small, we will find at the root of it some unhealthy dependency and its consequent unhealthy demand. Let us, with God’s help continually surrender these hobbling liabilities.
Then we can be set free to live and love; we may then be able to twelve-step ourselves, as well as others, into emotional sobriety.
p. 288 “As Bill Sees It”
I lie in bed and cry for my father— for my need for him.
How can I, as a sobering adult man, differentiate between the neurotic dependencies I was raise on— and those parts of me that are genuine elements of self.
How can I negate these needs?
Tony, I need to be loved by you.