Sometimes we just miss our addiction. We know that the relationships we had and the behaviors we engaged in are unhealthy and they aren't serving us. However, they did serve a purpose in our life. They helped us escape and numb out from the chaos and unmanageability of our lives. Sometimes as we go through withdrawal and start to feel rather than escape, we miss those old relationships and behaviors. Prompted by a conversation with a friend in recovery, I wanted to share one of the things I did to get past a particularly difficult relationship.
Homework: Identify one thing you need to get past in your life. Maybe it is a relationship and maybe it is a behavior. Start thinking about the positive and negative aspects of the relationship. Write a letter you'll never send to help you complete that emotional connection and move past it.