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Maia's Withdrawal Survival Guide (repost for newbies)

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Maia posted 5/14/2007 17:42 PM

Maia posted 5/23/2007 12:25 PM

for Gomer.

and I'm praying for you right now.

Deeply Scared posted 6/7/2007 15:03 PM


polar posted 7/14/2007 07:34 AM


Greatest post...

Maia posted 11/21/2007 18:23 PM

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

idealist posted 11/21/2007 20:45 PM

Happy Thanksgiving to you Maia!!

It is fantastic to "see" you and I hope things are going well in your life.

Maia posted 12/21/2007 13:21 PM

shameless bump

Merry Christmas

Maia posted 1/26/2008 12:55 PM


Ibelieveinme posted 1/26/2008 14:52 PM

double post

[This message edited by Ibelieveinme at 2:55 PM, January 26th (Saturday)]

Ibelieveinme posted 1/26/2008 14:54 PM

I discovered that I was an idolater. I worked hard to make my god my God again.

Great post from someone who made me finally understand the other side.

Maia posted 3/12/2008 13:18 PM

bump for newbies.

beach posted 3/12/2008 21:42 PM

Maia posted 3/14/2008 10:25 AM

bumping again in response to a pm.

hope you found it now!!!


beach posted 3/16/2008 18:23 PM

for April

Hope24 posted 5/1/2008 11:28 AM


For newbies...

JoePike posted 5/14/2008 18:46 PM

Bumping for newbies.

lonelynlost posted 5/14/2008 20:10 PM


Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful guideline/post.

I wish my WW would read this. It may give her some insights into how to give up OM and do what is good and right my her kids and me.


Maia posted 4/1/2009 09:55 AM

JP, sorry I didn't answer sooner, life is nutty. bumping by request....

[This message edited by Maia at 9:56 AM, April 1st (Wednesday)]

Tried23 posted 4/1/2009 13:04 PM

Thank you.....

Maia posted 4/9/2009 13:24 PM

bump - I know beach mined this post and quoted me and bumps hers all the time, which is cool!! But there are things she omitted from it that I think are probably worth reading still. take it or leave it.

xoxox peace.

[This message edited by Maia at 1:27 PM, April 9th (Thursday)]

Maia posted 4/9/2009 13:36 PM

I want to add one more thing.

A lot of the obsession and pain for me rose out of control. The desire to control. I would manipulate, scheme, plan, plot and maneuver...I was extremely controlling. The controlling stemmed from fear. If you had asked me if I had anxiety I'd have said no. It wasn't something I could even see until I was free of it.

If you can't give up control, then you need to discover what it is you fear. If you are obsessed with a person or situation or dream and have made it your redemption, you need to discover what it is that you're running from. Whether it is being alone, or being abandoned, or being hurt... the only way to overcome it is to face it, to have love come into those terrified places in you, and to release the fear. You have to go into those places and reject the deep-seated lies you have believed and are acting on.

You're going to vacillate between controlling and hiding, with a combo of both, until you overcome your fears and heal. I'll reiterate, if you haven't read them...Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge and Wild At Heart by John Eldredge and The Journey of Desire by Eldredge... they have been essential to me. If you're still fighting the battle and losing, you might pick them up, get the workbooks... it is worth it.

k... hope that helps.

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