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Published February 2012.

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A member discusses the pros and cons of special interest meetings

As a gift of sobriety, I have been able to re-establish a relationship with my daughter after 28 years. Her husband is self-employed and was not able to take time off work to help out when their fourth child was born. My daughter asked me to come and give her a hand.

After a week of playing dad and granddad and cooking and cleaning, I was frayed and knew I needed to get to a meeting. I called the local answering service, and was directed to the only meeting near my daughter's home. I was not told that it was a women's meeting.

-- Anonymous


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