As a teenager in my small hometown, I felt like a square peg trying to fit into a round hole. At summer camp and conferences, I felt more accepted. This contributed enormously to my sense of who I am.

By the time I found a Twelve Step program, I had lost myself. I did not know who I was, what mattered to me, or even which movie I wanted to see. I was consumed by my loved one. I wanted what he wanted, did what he did, spent my energy trying to solve his problems, handled his moods and tried to make him happy…

 

*The Daily Reading is an extract from the SESH Book which forms part of Nar-Anon’s official literature.  To order this book and others, please use this link.