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In sobriety, she learned to respect herself and how to build relationships
When I came into AA I knew I was sick. I had been in misery for ten years or more. My whole world was sick and my attitude was badly skewed. Only looking back now, can I see the full extent of my misery. It had just become a way of life. I didn't really like other women that well. I thought they played some kind of game of life that I wasn't privy to. I found men weren't as judgemental about the vast quantities of liquor I could hold. It was a badge of honor in the beginning. By the end, it was just sad. I was good entertainment for the men, though.
I saw nothing wrong with sex for...
-- Candy A.
Morgantown, West Virginia
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