From the June 2013 magazine.

June 2013: The best is yet to come

With a sponsor's kick and a few Steps, his marriage got a lot better

When I was about 20 years sober I was whining to my sponsor about my wife criticizing me. “I have been listening to this for a long time,” he said. “Either accept the woman as she is or divorce her.”

While I was stunned for the moment, my sponsor had kicked me to a higher spiritual level in my marriage. I took his advice and did my best to give her unconditional love, as I would a fellow AA member. This effort continued for the rest of our marriage, till her death.

-- Bernard K.

Grove City, Ohio

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