VULNERABILITY

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Definition of Vulnerability: the quality or state of being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.
Synonyms of Vulnerability: susceptibility, jeopardy, helplessness, weakness, etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs.
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We hope you find them helpful.
Love in fellowship.

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Many of us feel that we can only show our strong, confident side. While it is certainly good and often appropriate to be in control, calm, and strong, there is another side to all of us – that part of us that feels needy, becomes frightened, has doubts, and gets angry.

Allowing ourselves to be vulnerable will help us build lasting relationships. It helps us grow in self-love and self-acceptance. It allows us to become whole and accessible to others.–The Language of Letting Go/Melody Beattie 04/08 | More…

Maybe our debt is spiralling so out of control we can’t face it. The ostrich stage is a normal human reaction to overwhelming circumstances.

We can only take so much. But in the ostrich stage, we make ourselves especially vulnerable. We seek outside support from someone we can trust to handle our finances – to shed light on what we cannot seem to see. –Letting Go of Debt/Karen Casanova | More…

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