One: 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.
Two: We are willing to be vulnerable because the capacity to trust has been restored to us by our faith in a Higher Power.
Three: 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.
Four: We learn to avoid situations that may put us at risk physically, morally, psychologically or spiritually.
Five: 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.
Six: We become willing to ask for help, allowing ourselves to be vulnerable and learning to trust and accept others.
Seven: 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 solitude.
Eight: We begin to accept our imperfections and mistakes as part of being human, healing our shame and perfectionism while working on our character defects.
Nine: We begin to substitute honesty for self-destructive ways of expressing emotions and feelings.
Ten: We become honest in expressing who we are, developing true intimacy in our relationships with ourselves and others.
Eleven: We learn to value sex as a by-product of sharing, commitment, trust and cooperation in a partnership.
Twelve: We are restored to sanity, on a daily basis, by participating in the process of recovery.
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