In his groundbreaking book, Unwanted, Dr. Jay Stringer writes, “The more an individual acts out, the more likely he is to deprive himself of meaningful relationships and self-care because he will not feel as if he deserves that.”
But this cycle must stop. God is clear: “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins” (1 Peter 4:8).
You need people and people need you. If you are struggling to maintain meaningful relationships, you might benefit from a few of the relationship tips offered by John Rampton, with the Entrepreneur Leadership Network.
- Be happy with yourself.
- Learn to listen.
- Stay positive.
- Be yourself.
- Grab lunch.
- Make calls.
- Find common interests.
- Be patient.
Recovery Step: You are not wired to do life – let alone recovery – on your own. Take the steps necessary to build meaningful relationships.