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Topic: Dating
Watch what you pray for!
Like many alcoholics who have been in AA for a couple of years, I definitely thought I was mentally sober. I was certain I knew what was for me and it certainly would be in concurrence with God's...
Not Celibates Anonymous
As I read "So You Want a Relationship?" by R. B. (May 1987), I found myself becoming more and more irritated. He spoke of the "no major decisions or relationships in the first year" myth...
Painful emotions
I do not know if I should be writing the Grapevine: You see, I am not an alcoholic. But I am both the daughter and the parent of an alcoholic. My father died in the disease. My daughter has not had a...
What this country needs, almost as much as a good, cheap grade of drinking whisky that will not produce alcoholism, is a few less commercialized holidays. This is, as you suspect, preliminary to an...
Sometimes Cupid's darts hit the wrong mark
"IF Laurie just wouldn't drink," said her friends, including me. Because anyone could see that Laurie and drink didn't mix. After that second or third martini, Laurie turned into a Miss Hyde. Whether...
Rx for a Happy Marriage: The 12 Steps and the AA group<lb The 12 Steps and the Alanon group mix well in the mortar of life and take in daily doses
I REMEMBER the night Mark first mentioned it. We'd known each other only a few months, and were beginning to "get serious." We were driving along when he kind of gulped, braced himself and said "I...
She was sober, divorced and on the prowl--Then she found help in rebuilding her life
WE share our experience, strength and hope with each other as well as we are able. Even though our views may be 'unpopular.' With that warning for an introduction, here goes. My experience: eight...
She found out the hard way that Twelve Steps were all she needed for happiness
IF THERE WAS a way for thirteenth-stepping to succeed, this inventive gal would know the gimmick, because I've surely tried. But the people who advise, "Don't. It doesn't work" are unfortunately...
A place where private affairs are kept private
SEVERAL YEARS ago, I had to attend an AA assembly in a city some distance from my home, and I decided to go the day before and spend the night at a motel. I asked an AA friend, who also had to be...
I WAS FOURTEEN when I first went looking for love. I found a bottle instead. I wanted so much to be needed and cared for. I wanted someone to feel they had the whole world in their arms when they...

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