I wrote this post weeks ago (12/11/06) and I don't know why it didn't get posted then but I was clearing out my drafts folder this evening I found it and decided to post it.
It's been quite a while since I have reported on my progress in the Doormat Recovery Program. Actually I have been progressing just fine, I just haven't documented it here.
Step 7 - Successfully use the word "no."
Step 8 - Put the puzzle away. I am ready to admit that no one is ever going to finish it and it's mere presence bugs me.
Step 9 - Add up the losses and formulate a plan.
Step 10 - Finally admit to myself that I didn't do anything wrong and really believe it.