To have real conversations with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk.
To get started with step five you must first select the person (or people) with whom you will share your step four inventories. As you do this, remember that some of the information you divulge, for various reasons, should not become public knowledge. Thus, the person you choose should be someone you trust. Usually, this person is going to be your twelve-step sponsor, which makes a lot of sense since this is the individual most directly involved in your recovery and your journey toward long-term sexual sobriety and happiness. Your sponsor is also a person who understands what the steps are about and values the confidential nature of a step five disclosure. If you want to work step five with a person other than your sponsor, then a clergy member, a therapist, or even a trusted friend will usually do just fine.
Just for Today
I will make a list of at least five people I trust to always look out for me.