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From the August 2013 magazine.

August 2013: Dumped on Valentine's Day

In my first few months of being sober, I didn’t believe the dating suggestions applied to me. I was seeing another AA member, and you could say we were on a pink cloud. I didn’t realize it at the time, but I was using men as my Higher Power. I thought as long as the two of us were staying sober together, I would be OK.

About three months after we started dating, he had to move away to go to school, so I visited him on weekends. I soon got pregnant, and things started to get rocky. He began to come off his pink cloud and felt his old habits coming back. So he did what the program...

-- Chantelle D.

Smithers, British Columbia, Canada

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