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12 Steps?

ownedbypedro's picture

Someplace on this site I saw a reference to "12 Steps for recovering step parents."

However, I have searched and can't find the actual "12 steps." If someone has it - could you post, please?

ItAlmostWorked's picture

Step 1 - We admitted we were powerless over our addiction (grown divas and their enablers) - that our lives had become unmanageable
Step 2 - Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity
Step 3 - Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God
Step 4 - Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves
Step 5 - Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs (I think StepTalk qualifies)
Step 6 - Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character
Step 7 - Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings (and the "kick me" signs on our backs)
Step 8 - Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all (without expecting the same)
Step 9 - Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others (don't go overboard with people who want you dead)
Step 10 - Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it
Step 11 - Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood God, praying only for knowledge of God's will for us and the power to carry that out
Step 12 - Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs (hence, STEPTALK)