Finally, when my brain was about to explode, I asked what that had to do with her original question. And she looked at me like I just didn't get it. And she was right – I didn't.
A common issue for clients in recovery is they believe that everything they’re feeling is very important. They’re so totally focused on what they’re going through that they must share it with the world.
And when I explain that what they’re feeling probably doesn't require my immediate attention they act almost as if I insulted them.
One reality for many addicts is that they pay homage to their feelings and base their behavior on how they feel at the moment. And sometimes that feeling of the moment leads them to the bar or the dope house.Feelings are wonderful gifts from God But he also gave us other tools with which to guide our lives.