Today let’s talk about trusting others.
Has it ever felt tough to trust that a friend is really there for you?
When I was growing up in an alcoholic family, I learned not to ever trust anyone. Yet in adulthood, friends who really did have my best good in mind were kept outside a fence that only I could break down. I would shut down inside myself, and friends got a blank stare or a suspicious look if they asked how I was doing. As I took small steps of trusting, and saw it rewarded – mostly by not being hurt, I began to build on that ability to trust. Sometimes my friends have to say tough things to me about my behavior, but as I have learned to trust what they say, it has been very rewarding in overcoming my problems, and has led to enormous freedom!
Have you ever found it difficult to trust people?
Dan L. Hays offers encouragement for adult children of alcoholics.
The podcasts of these episodes can be found at: Minute to Freedom
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