Yesterday, my therapist made a very direct statement to me that I have the fight and persistence I need to maintain recovery. She said I might lapse and lapse again, but that I have the stubbornness to keep on going. It was very powerful and I asked her to write it down. She said she would and she gave it to me today.
You are a fighter and you are both persistent and stubborn. This is something I have seen from the get-go and if you use that to your advantage there is no doubt in my mind that you can have recovery and maintain it even when there are lapses. Hold onto that persistence and fight that you have and use it to your advantage. That isn’t something that someone can give you or take away, it is something that you have.”