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by PaigeB
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: New Sponsee
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Re: New Sponsee

I met with a new sponsee yesterday. I suspect this sponsee has dementia/Alzheimer’s. Any advice on how I proceed? Also know that some people might be beyond our help. Ask your HP and yourself "How can I be of service to this person?" It might not mean they will remember you were reading on Step 3. ...
by PaigeB
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: "What is the Role of Sponsorship?"
Replies: 22
Views: 6914

Re: "What is the Role of Sponsorship?"

Is it required that I do step 5 with my sponsor. I've begun doing this step with my therapist. The step does not say that it has to be your sponsor. My therapist said I was "being too hard on myself" and I felt forced to stop telling him. He also wanted to place blame on others like my domestic abu...
by PaigeB
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Visiting Family in a Small Town
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Re: Visiting Family in a Small Town

Good Morning, I’m Sarah. I’m going on 5 months sober and I work a pretty strong AA program that includes frequent meetings, stepwork, accountability to a sponsor, and a tight fellowship of women who I communicate with throughout the day. .... If you want to get sober but don’t want to be miserable ...
by PaigeB
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Service
Topic: E-AA Group Service Positions.
Replies: 1
Views: 13

Re: E-AA Group Service Positions.

I hope that Readers will consider helping out online - it is a fun and pretty easy service commitment!!
by PaigeB
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Surrender & hand it over. I'm struggling
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Surrender & hand it over. I'm struggling

Yet again I am going through difficult patch ... I am having the thought of what the hell I may as well drink. I don't have the desire to drink but the way I am struggling at the moment it seems like the only reprieve from this dread feeling... I have this constant thought loop going round & round....
by PaigeB
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Afraid
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: Afraid

Hello, I just want to say that I am scared to go to my first meeting. It terrifies me. I have no idea what to expect. Will it be big or small? Would prefer big to alleviate pressure and blend in. Afraid also I’ll see someone I know. Will they know I’m new? Etc etc Oh and welcome to e-aa... keep com...
by PaigeB
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Afraid
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: Afraid

I called the hotline and arranged to meet up with another person (same gender) so that I would get answers to those questions right before the meeting. In fact, I got this gal's number and called her a few times before I was ready for a meeting. If you chose to walk right in, just tell the person ne...
by PaigeB
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: A simpler way to view the serenity prayer
Replies: 5
Views: 785

Re: A simpler way to view the serenity prayer

BrianG wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:37 am
As a newcomer to AA your summary really makes sense to me! I have always been the problem, but couldn't (or wouldn't!) see it.
Welcome Brian!
by PaigeB
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Difficult when it’s all around you
Replies: 9
Views: 116

Re: Difficult when it’s all around you

:lol: That'll shut 'em up! :lol: :lol: :lol: Please do not encourage my old Survival Skills!! :evil: :twisted: :evil: "We have ceased fighting" still doesn't sit well with me sometimes. Thank Goodness for this program! FYI - I actually have a published Grapevine article in October 2016 called Cease...
by PaigeB
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Difficult when it’s all around you
Replies: 9
Views: 116

Re: Difficult when it’s all around you

Acquaintance: Can I get you a beer?
Me: No thanks.
Acquaintance: You sure?
Me: Yes. I am allergic.
Acquaintance: What like you breakout or something?
Me: Yeah ~ I breakout in handcuffs!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by PaigeB
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: new here
Replies: 17
Views: 13875

Re: new here

TWO important moments - Step 1, page 30 of the Big Book. We learned that we had to FULLY CONCEDE to our innermost selves that we were alcoholics. This is the first step in recovery. And page 84 - Step 11 Love and tolerance is our code. And we have ceased fighting anything or anyone even alcohol . Fo...
by PaigeB
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Sober Student Here - Want to help with my research?
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Sober Student Here - Want to help with my research?

https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/find-aa-resources Please follow the links to a meeting near you and see if anyone would be willing to sit for an interview. I am sober, which is why I chose this topic to research, so I very much understand the need to protect the anonymity of anyone that participates ...
by PaigeB
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Difficult when it’s all around you
Replies: 9
Views: 116

Re: Difficult when it’s all around you

"Having fun" while drinking is no surprise... We have long told ourselves that Big Lie. I mean we wouldn't be in AA if it were easy to give up that survival skill and it is a well worn Brain Trick to get us to drink. But alcohol Long ago ceased to be fun for me. I had to come to AA with no expectati...
by PaigeB
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Conflict with fellows (?)
Replies: 8
Views: 135

Re: Conflict with fellows (?)

Feel free to share links or experiences We have a Forum dedicated to the Daily Reflections, a conference approved publication that I use DAILY to give me a "dose" of AA every day. Each month corresponds with one of the 12 Steps & that makes this month about Step 7. It seems no matter what the topic...
by PaigeB
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Conflict with fellows (?)
Replies: 8
Views: 135

Re: Conflict with fellows (?)

How do i manage this conflict? My intention is to still attend my meetings and not feel discouraged or intimidated but also i dont want the person i have conflict with to feel that way either... My sponsor would remind me that my life is unmanageable . Further she would remind me that my goal is to...