From the December 1948 magazine.

Your Wife May Be Sick, Too

I'M undoubtedly prejudiced, but I feel that more should be said about the wife's side of this story. It is true that coming into A.A. and adjusting to a new way of living is difficult for the man but it is a difficult adjustment for the wife, too.

It seldom occurs to a new man that his wife is just as sick mentally, physically and emotionally as he is. His disease has a definite name and treatment--he is an alcoholic and the A.A. Program is his recovery program. The wife's maladjustment is a little more difficult to name and treat. But she is as confused and bewildered as he. She is...

-- L.W.

Phoenix, Arizona