I will strive to empathize, rather than strategize.
Advice is appropriate when it is asked
for. Support is usually better than
I will respect another's process, never trying
to hurry them along, or telling them to forgive
before they are ready to. Each survivor has their
own process and timing.
Although I may at times make references to my
own spirituality and beliefs, I will at all
times strive to allow others to have theirs, respecting
that others may be hurt, feel wrong, bad, or less than, when
confronted about their own beliefs.
If someone tells me that they are going to hurt
someone else, or themselves, I will use my
best judgement, but I will also contact the
appropriate authorities if I believe there is danger of the threat being
carried out. I will also strive to get a commitment
that they will not carry out the threat for
I will strive to get my needs met outside
of my work in Friends in Recovery.