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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:10 pm 
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You are SO right! I've always been too hard on myself....I easily overlook my accomplishments and focus only on my mistakes. In the past my therapist said that I set unattainable expectations for myself and then get crushed when I fail, but I don't have the same expectations or consequences for those around me. One tiny mistake (relapse) shouldn't eliminate my hard work over the last 6 months....tapering from 16-24mg down to .5-.25mg is a HUGE deal....and being 5 days clean is a HUGE deal.....I know I can make it through this :).

Thanks for your help and encouragement! My husband is super supportive but he has no idea what I'm going through, he's never even smoked a ciggerette!

Yeah, like I have said before, we have quite a bit in common. I will pm you about some more of it. Another thing I understand is setting unrealistically high expectations for myself. Something that Romeo told me (which I think is from NA?) is "progress, not perfection". That also has really helped me just keep moving forward, and not beat myself up for not being "perfect". You HAVE made terrific progress! Great job! :D

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:51 pm 
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As I was reading over your thread today, something kept popping into my head, but Butterflying beat me to the punch......Progress, Not Perfection. My drug counselor drilled this into my head during my time with him. That simple statement helped me quite a bit to continue moving forward with my recovery instead of going backwards when I hit a speed bump.

One more time.....Progress, Not Perfection. And please try to remember to be kind to yourself.

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Hey HappyIs! How's it going???
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