I’ve come to learn that with every relapse comes a lesson and with every lesson comes stronger recovery.
Being the perfectionist that I am, Sometimes I feel like I want my recovery to be perfect. I want to be cured. I want a life free from Ed now. However, the reality is that recovery takes time and effort.
However, it is important not to beat yourself up and punish yourself when you trip.
My sponsor would help me through these times by saying ‘when you’re walking down a road and you trip, you don’t walk back to the beginning before you can start walking again. You just pick yourself up and carry on walking from where you tripped.’