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by ann2
Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Does anyone else have this odd obsession?
Replies: 14
Views: 5453

Re: Does anyone else have this odd obsession?

I congratulate you for identifying it. Having perspective is freeing.

I had a conspiracy theory about my parents in early sobriety, that they were out to get me. The moment of sanity came when I was able to say to myself, "I may be wrong."

Ever since then I've used that phrase quite a lot.

Ann
by ann2
Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Hello I'm new and I wanted to share my story so far
Replies: 3
Views: 3413

Re: Hello I'm new and I wanted to share my story so far

Hi and Welcome! So glad you're here :) thanks for posting. You absolutely don't have to involve anyone and you can absolutely say just no thanks. I think it's a pretty wise plan of action in fact! I think the only real reason to involve anyone else is if you think your experience might be of help --...
by ann2
Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: today topic was martin luther king jr's faith and spirituali
Replies: 4
Views: 2179

Re: today topic was martin luther king jr's faith and spirit

Hi, welcome to our forums and thanks for your question. I have to say that doesn't sound like an A.A. topic. Some groups get a little too lax in their 5th tradition responsibility. Everyone wants to bring something new to a meeting. It may seem that our basic list of topics is repetitive (here's som...
by ann2
Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: AA Help for the Deaf Community
Replies: 6
Views: 5010

Re: AA Help for the Deaf Community

good luck in your search for signed meetings. I just read about an app that is favored by signing users and I can't remember the name of it (you can leave video messages which is what makes it valuable to the users). Wonder if anyone's started a meeting using that app, which I hope to recall!

Ann
by ann2
Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Our Friends and Families
Topic: A family with two parent alcoholics...
Replies: 2
Views: 3679

Re: A family with two parent alcoholics...

Hi, Have you looked into the organization Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACoA)? There's a book by that title that helped me and my husband. His father was a drinker and so was mine. I also went to Al-Anon meetings to find out what I should do in regards to my parents. It was very helpful. You can cal...
by ann2
Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Technical assistance
Replies: 12
Views: 6211

Re: Technical assistance

ezdzit247 wrote: The only "cookie" problem I have is controlling myself around Nutter Butters!
I have that problem with pepparkakor (ginger snaps). Egad!
by ann2
Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Hi, just sharing my story
Replies: 10
Views: 10112

Re: Hi, just sharing my story

Check out the listing of online meetings available here as well

aa-intergroup.org/directory.php

Ann
by ann2
Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Technical assistance
Replies: 12
Views: 6211

Re: Technical assistance

I tried to PM Paige B but there is an x in the box next to her name (tried to remove it, but no-go) and my message wouldn't go through. The "x" means that the pm will go to Paige. It's like a check mark -- Paigeb is chosen as a recipient. Just continue with the pm and submit. She'll get it. My prob...
by ann2
Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Painbodies in Relationship!
Replies: 3
Views: 1772

Re: Painbodies in Relationship!

This is why I find aa principles so useful. My pain body may have taken over, interpreting everything through its skewed perception, but I can still behave according to the directions in the steps. Even tho everything *seems* wrong, I try to do right, based on my spiritual awakening. Pretty soon the...
by ann2
Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:28 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Journey back to sobriety
Replies: 72
Views: 45370

Re: Journey back to sobriety

Hi, welcome :) I'm so glad you wrote. You are not alone! Those are my first words. That was the precious message that I got when I went to my first A.A. meeting. The feeling of belonging was comforting and the best part was that these people had found something that worked to keep them sober. I want...
by ann2
Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Technical assistance
Replies: 12
Views: 6211

Re: Technical assistance

Plus I've found a lot of info here:

faq.php

But please go ahead & let us know what you need help with :)

Ann
by ann2
Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: (2014-03-10) Gesundheit!
Replies: 8
Views: 14434

Re: (2014-03-10) Gesundheit!

Hi Regan,

Welcome! I love your definition. That's what I see in myself too.

So glad you found us! Hope to read more from you :)

Ann
by ann2
Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: The Family Afterwards
Topic: Alateen
Replies: 2
Views: 5308

Re: Alateen

At the al-anon.org site there's a link to trying an alateen chat meeting.

I'll pm you the direct URL.

Best,

Ann
by ann2
Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsorship questions and worries
Replies: 14
Views: 15302

Re: Sponsorship questions and worries

I've heard "we're here because we're not all here." It's definite a delicate situation, problematic souls like ours attempting to guide others. Bottom line, you have to be ready to stand up for yourself if necessary. One of the main things I learned from taking the steps was that I was no longer a c...
by ann2
Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New Here
Replies: 16
Views: 11579

Re: New Here

It's a great outlet for the energy to engage in some occupation that engages one's attention for hours. It's occasionally suggested to newcomers -- I overheard one oldtimer advising a newbie to clean his kitchen floor with a toothbrush, for example. Anything besides drinking . . . especially in the ...