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Web Exclusive: A Coffee Pot and a Resentment
A group splinters over debates about singleness of purpose
"We hear it said rather glibly that all one needs to start a new meeting is a resentment and a coffee pot."
We hear it said rather glibly that all one needs to start a new meeting is a resentment and a coffee pot. However, when that happens, as it did in my home group recently, it is not much fun. Hurt feelings, anger, and strained relationships led about half of my small home group to leave and start a new meeting.
The problem: Our Single Purpose. A non-alcoholic started attending our group at the invitation of some long time alcoholic members who believe that AA deals with all addictions. We had a business meeting where voices were raised and tempers flared and several left to start an... Login to read more
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