Learning to Let Go
One of the most difficult lessons to learn when you get sober is that you have no power over how well your partner does in their recovery. There’s a certain saying, one made popular in the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous — “Let go and let God.”
According to an article published in the A.A. Grapevine, a piece of literature published and distributed by Alcoholics Anonymous, “If we’re truly letting go and letting God, the probable result is that we’ve lost most of the fear and anxiety concerning any problem that might be troubling us at the moment. Obviously we’re hopeful that the solution, whatever it may be, won’t involve too much temporary pain or loss. Still, we should also be careful not to assume that God delights in causing us pain or loss, for these usually occur only as a result of our partial or total separation from Him. Surely God’s will for us is that we live fully and abundantly on all levels – the physical, emotional and intellectual, as well as the spiritual.”
It’s important to understand the only person you have any control over is yourself.