Definition of Self-punishment: the inflicting of punishment on oneself.

Synonyms of Self-punishment:
anguish, contrition, distress, grief, remorse, etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs. Readers are encouraged to click external links for more detail. We hope you find them helpful.

Love in fellowship.

Most of us have been carrying around a load of guilt. We felt guilty about not being perfect, and we felt guilty unless we said yes to everything that everyone expected of us.

In this program, we learn to accept the fact that we are human and not perfect. Through the Steps, we are able to get rid of unnecessary guilt and make a fresh start each day.

We do not need to continue to punish ourselves for past mistakes. Abstinence gives us freedom from self-punishment. –Food For Thought | More…

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