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Me and You and AA
After a relationship in the rooms ends, she had to strengthen her focus on her own sobriety
At a point during my recovery, my boyfriend, Paul, who is also sober, decided we needed to take some space from each other and live apart. I was working fulltime and going to school fulltime. Paul had an adult son struggling with addiction and another son testing the waters. We both had financial stress. He and I began to focus more and more on outside influences and less on our own recovery. We became unhealthy for ourselves and for each other.
Prior to our break up, I still managed to make one or two meetings a week but it wasn't enough. I stopped attending therapy and exercising....
Learning to practice the principles in all his affairs made all the difference
An AA shares her experience of her first year of not drinking
Brothers and Sisters
This family shows that although alcoholism often runs in families, we can also help each other get sober
A Friendly Face
She learned some important lessons from an unlikely place