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From the September 2013 magazine.

September 2013: 25 Years of Regret

Clearing the shame from a past marriage brought a few pleasant surprises

STEP NINE: Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

I got sober in 2006 after more than 25 years of drinking. During that time I left quite a path of destruction in my wake, not the least of which were three failed marriages. I was rarely capable of an honest and emotionally healthy relationship. That’s not to say that I was always the cause of these relationships coming to an end. There was usually enough blame to go around, but I certainly was not the easiest person to live with.

-- Richard V.

Charlotte, North Carolina

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