From the August 2013 magazine.

August 2013: Moving Forward .. Not In

You know two AAs are on a second date when you see the moving van in the driveway

I was sort of in a relationship when I came into AA. I told my sponsor I probably should break up with him since the suggestion was to not date anyone in the first year. She explained to me that the suggestion was to not start dating anyone new. Because the relationship I was in was unhealthy, she said I should just let it slip away. I really wanted to do it my way and tell him, “It’s over! You hurt me and I am done with you.” I would use the very dramatic and victimized fashion that I loved so much. But … I did it her way, and wouldn’t you know, the man just slipped...

-- Sara G.

Charlotte, North Carolina