12 Stepping into Intimacy

“What walls have I built to hide the person I am from others?” – Reaching for Personal Freedom
I’ve worked hard at tearing down the walls I had built up over so many years. After my wife filed for divorce, many years ago, I went on a surfing trip to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo with my brother Robert where we worked the steps out of the 12 & 12 and Blueprint for Progress. I discovered that, the biggest reason we were getting divorced was that I had walled off my heart and became incapable of having any emotional intimacy with my wife. As such, I humbled myself, asking for her to give me a second chance to try and conquer my fear in order to open up my heart and create intimate. Tentatively, she agreed. Looking back now, after 20 years of marriage to the girl I love, it was the best decision I ever made. I’m grateful to the program, it’s literature, my brother, the willingness to do the work, and my wife’s forgiveness. ILML! 

– JamieQ

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