March 2016

Love, Returned

With the help of AA, a Navy man gets sober and begins to right wrongs with his family

My family was pretty normal until my dad died. I was 7 years old at the time, and my three sisters took up what little time my mom’s work left her. With no dad and four females in the house, I became an instant introvert, terminally shy. School was hell until I took my first drink. Then my world changed. I could talk to girls, dance and be like the rest of the world—but only when I was drinking.


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