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Grappling with Traditions

An AA writes in about some issues that arose in her home group

My homegroup faced some challenges this year. Even though I was glad that we had the opportunity to apply the Traditions, they were really not all that clear.

In the fall, I filled in as chairperson. I hate chairing big discussion meetings because I feel, as the chair, it is my responsibility to keep the discussion on topic, and I hate confrontation. My fear materialized when someone's sharing was inappropriate and off topic, and had offended some members of the group.

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