MY RIGHTS – Questionnaire (1-24)


Who me?  Really?

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SITE: (UN) What are Human Rights?




•  No matter how long ACoAs are in Recovery, it’s always good to be reminded what we have a right to be and have, as human beings – since we were originally brainwashed by family to not even know what our needs are, much less have a right to fulfill them.

We must provide for our needs as much as possible, both from ourselves and with the help of appropriate others, as a prerequisite to:
• having boundaries                            • being empowered
• eliminating deprivation                  • not being manipulated
• preventing abuse                              • feeling good about ourselves
• minimizing anger & resentment   • enjoying our life

• Fill out these 2 questionnaires, the best you can (Part 2 next post).
If you get stuck, ask someone who knows you well, AND who is respectful, which ones they think you express in your daily life. See what you think
• Go through the statement again once a year (maybe on your B/day or at the New Year), to clock your Recovery progress

• Take the “nos” as goal to work toward, but NOT as things to beat yourself up about!
• Pick a different one each week or month to focus on. Start with the “SOME” column, since that will be easier.  At the end of each week / month, evaluate if & how you applied it, or at least increased your awareness about the Right
• Eventually many of these rights will become second nature & you will feel safer & stronger

One thought on “MY RIGHTS – Questionnaire (1-24)

  1. Hello,
    I like this one and I sense I do not have a really conscious aware of my right although I sense I put my self down or may be I avoid being responsible to look after myself around, I don’t know, Uh, walking aware from people who are abusive in my presence or towards me – something in me says I should be able to handle it and not complain – yeh, don’t winge!
    Thanks, Peter.


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