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Peaks and Valleys
He stayed sober despite life's many challenges
My annual trips back to my parents’ home in Texas usually last about two weeks. This year, however, it was going to last a little longer. After arriving in Texas in early November, my wife of over 30 years sent me an email that things couldn’t be worked out and she wanted a separation.
I was devastated. Thoughts of suicide, drunken sprees, deep depression filled my head. The following eight weeks would test and strengthen my sobriety in ways that I could not have foreseen and would have denied possible.
A Room for My Heart
A woman finds a new home group after moving to a new town
Back on the Path
After a relapse, he was able to rebuild his life with AA
God Doesn't Create Junk
She had to give up perfectionism and learn to value herself
A Pillar of AA
His Higher Power showed him what it meant to be of service in a humble way