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Bringing out the Real Me
After years of sober dating, he learned how to have a relationship with himself and his Higher Power
Before I ever got sober, I had a problem with relationships with the opposite sex. I was scared of girls as far back as I can remember. I'd develop schoolboy crushes without ever speaking a word to the person I had a crush on. I felt uncomfortable in my own skin, unworthy, and inferior to other guys. Alcohol really helped with this.
I could talk to just about any woman while drinking. I would say and do things with them I never did with a sober state of mind. As a teen, the mixture of progressive drinking and maturing physically became a dangerous combination. I was able to use...
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The Light in the Dark
He had scoffed at stories of spiritual experiences until he had one of his own
Practice, Practice, Practice
She slowly learned to change her reactions to the world around her
Step 11 to the Rescue
He found that his routine meditation was useful in sticky situations