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An Amends to Remember

It took him years to understand the amends she made to him

When I was 18, I had a girlfriend whose mom was a drunk. She wasn't a happy drunk. She was an angry, grouchy drunk.

And her mom hated me. She did everything she could to break us up. She prohibited her daughter from seeing me. She called the cops whenever she caught us together. Her mother even sent my girlfriend three states away for five months hoping we'd lose interest.

A year later, her mom got sober in Alcoholics Anonymous. And for whatever reason, she started accepting me into her life and family. It wasn't long before she started asking me to come to meetings with... Login to read more
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