Home Steps Hard, Healing, Emotional Work

Hard, Healing, Emotional Work

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Step Five: Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. I recently finished Step Five with my sponsor. I’ve done a Step Five before, but it’s been over a year since my last one. This time it was hard. Really hard. Those of us who have done a Step Five recall the absolute dread of having to admit to another person all the things we’ve done and everything that’s been done to us. It’s scary, and yes, the first time I did Step Five, talking about it was the hardest part. But

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