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THE HONEST ANIMAL
An interesting topic or metaphor is the connection with pets. Having pets can bring a positive meaning to the day-to-day life of being in recovery. You have to take care of them, and they often motivate you to go outside. But more than that, they reflect the complex nature of connecting with other humans. Animals do not judge and give unconditional love. This means that the unconditional connection with pets has a symbolic meaning of how people in recovery would love to connect to others. This, however, is not always possible and can be very complex.