Thanks, Gary, for sharing this. It gives me great insight into my past and present behavior and reactions. The entrenched fear reactions in the amygdala are actually the cause. I definitely like the part about things being able to get better. And I'm glad you overcame your fear of raising your hand and asking that question. If you hadn't asked it you wouldn't have found out that things could get better for us all.
I see recovery as a lifelong journey rather than a final destination, a journey, though, which can have many successes along the way.
WoR Alumnus - Hope Springs, OH, October 2009
My avatar is the farmhouse at the Hope Spring, OH WoR. It's a nice place.