From the October 2019 magazine.

One last experiment

When I was a child, my father only had words of criticism for me. As a result, I grew up with no self-respect. I felt inferior to all those around me. I did not associate with classmates and lived a solitary life. 

When I first came to AA at 39, I was suicidal. I had not married. I lived alone and drank alone. I was fearful someone would learn of my insanity and did the only thing I could think of. I prayed to God that he would cure me of my insanity. 

-- Grace S.

Ann Arbor, Michigan

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