The Serenity Room: An Addict Afraid

A woman is in a sun dress standing on her toes on a path in the woods.
The life unlived.


I’m afraid of the life unlived
The child inside me who hollers at echoes
And sits cross-legged, to wait.

My time gets short
And I want to rest, to listen,
But the child inside me who runs in circles, and plays with his paints,
Won’t rest.

My body doesn’t work
And I want to laugh, and others laugh with me,
And the child inside me who laughs at everything and everyone,
Knows that I’m lonely,
Knows that you’re lonely,
Knows his God, our truth,
And wants, so badly wants, to laugh with you.

                                                                                                                              – K, a person in recovery

Dr. Janice Caudill is the founder and Clinical Director of McKinney Counseling & Recovery. MCR offers individual, couples, group therapy and multi-day intensives for partners of sex addicts and wounded hearts struggling with sex addiction, infidelity, love addiction or love avoidance, intimacy anorexia, or relational trauma in the McKinney, Plano, Allen, Richardson, Frisco, Carrollton, Lewisville, Dallas and surrounding areas.

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