Get out of your head
March 2021 | Making Amends

Get out of your head

Anger and sadness sent this newcomer mom right toward the liquor store.
Luckily, she knew what to do

I was six months sober and trying to navigate the minefield of interacting with my teenaged daughter who was just learning to trust this new, sober version of her mother when we got into an argument about household chores. The disagreement escalated and, as teenagers are inclined to do when they’re on the downhill side of a power struggle, she began hurling some heavy-duty insults my way, the kind designed to expose the raw, jangly nerves below.

WANT TO CONTINUE READING?

You must be an AA Grapevine member to access full stories and audio.

Login Subscribe

Have Something You Want To Share?

We want to hear your story! Submit your story and it could be published in a future issue of AA Grapevine!

Submit your Story