How our family and friends impacted our lives before our healing began as opposed to the present, is worthy of recall. That’s what this section is about. It may well be that you see your family as the root of your problems today. Likewise, it may seem like your friends are the only ones who ever really loved you or understood you. But as we grow in our recovery, we will come to appreciate the undeniable necessity of every experience we had with every person whose path we crossed, within and outside of our families. And for all of this we will be grateful. If not now, we will with the passage of time.