Thursday, 25 January 2018

LIVING AMENDS VS. DIRECT AMENDS

If you are new to recovery you might start thinking about the amends process. Many people start to get a little nervous when they think about making amends to people. It can be helpful to know what to expect so that you don’t worry too much about the 9th step. Every sponsor helps people with this step differently but the big book does offer some guidelines on how to make amends.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DIRECT AND LIVING AMENDS
Direct amends are when you confront someone about the harm that you caused them by meeting with them in person, talking to them on the phone, or writing them a little. In the case of living amends you do not necessarily contact the person you are making amends to. Instead, you amend your behavior by changing it. You show the other person that you have changed by showing them with your new behavior. In some cases after you have make direct amends to someone you might follow up by making a living amends. For more information visit website #rehab washington dc

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