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by PaigeB
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: The Family Afterwards
Topic: Helping Abusive Father?
Replies: 2
Views: 21

Re: Helping Abusive Father?

Hi there, I am not sure where to start with this, but any help or advice would be so much appreciated. I am in England. Sending lots of love to everyone out there. Thanks for reading. There is little you can do Glove. As an alcoholic myself, I know I had to come to my own understanding no matter ho...
by PaigeB
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: CoronaVirus - How can we be helpful?
Replies: 23
Views: 2759

Re: CoronaVirus - How can we be helpful?

Seems like everything on the TV or internet is Corona Virus, Corona Virus, Corona Virus. Can't get away from it. And it doesn't look like it will go away in the immediate future. Medical recommendations are to avoid large gatherings of people, maintain six feet of social space, and wash our hands o...
by PaigeB
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Getting Wife to Choose Sobriety
Replies: 14
Views: 281

Re: Getting Wife to Choose Sobriety

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Aggiejim wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:29 pm
We were powerless over alcohol and our wives had become unmanageable.
by PaigeB
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsorship query.
Replies: 22
Views: 473

Re: Sponsorship query.

Thanks Mike O. :roll: :) :D
by PaigeB
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsorship query.
Replies: 22
Views: 473

Re: Sponsorship query.

It works for me but my experience is that most need help and face-to-face meetings. My original post was not arguing against sponsorship. 😁 I apologize. I have not been the exact picture of spirituality lately. I know that you meant no harm and I should have taken care to convey that! Your experien...
by PaigeB
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsorship query.
Replies: 22
Views: 473

Re: Sponsorship query.

I suppose we all use our own experience. I used the book, literally. I did nothing more or less than was asked in the book and this didn't include sponsors or homework or anything like that. Yes AA can be done as a loner. Surely many of those early folks did it that way. The Traditions was first pu...
by PaigeB
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsorship query.
Replies: 22
Views: 473

Re: Sponsorship query.

I am very open in sponsorship. I never insist that a person "do it my way or the highway". In fact, quite the opposite. If a sponsee says, "I'd rather just write it in my book and tell someone later". I tell them that my secrets kept me sick and that even though I told my sponsor, they could tell an...
by PaigeB
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Can AA actually work for me?
Replies: 17
Views: 267

Re: Can AA actually work for me?

My sponsor says that the chapter called We Agnostics is about ALL of us. WE are all agnostic. Here's the definition: a person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God or of anything beyond material phenomena; a person who claims neither faith nor disbelief...
by PaigeB
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Can AA actually work for me?
Replies: 17
Views: 267

Re: Can AA actually work for me?

To conclude, I suppose my question is this: Is there any way Alcoholics Anonymous can work for someone who not only doesn't believe in God, but doesn't believe in any sort of higher power, purpose, or divine plan? Is it simply a no-sell for someone of my particular ideological makeup? I am A-Theist...
by PaigeB
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: choice
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: choice

The fact is that most alcoholics for reasons yet obscure, have lost the power of choice in drink. Can anyone explain what they mean when they say we have lost the power of choice in drink. I do get a bit confused around this..my sponsor says we drank passed choice. My interpretation is that if i do...
by PaigeB
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsorship query.
Replies: 22
Views: 473

Re: Sponsorship query.

I hear about sponsors giving homework. I hear about sponsors holding folk at a step, because they don't feel they are ready to move on, sometimes for months at a time. I hear about sponsors making sponsees return to a step and start from that point again, if they feel it necessary, even if they don...
by PaigeB
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Now addicted to sugar!!
Replies: 11
Views: 4715

Re: Now addicted to sugar!!

DID SOMEONE SAY ICE CREAM? :mrgreen: :lol: :) :D :shock: :o :mrgreen: =confused =biggrin :lol: :? 8) 8)
by PaigeB
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: How to find a sponsor during quarantine?
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: How to find a sponsor during quarantine?

We have a temp sponsor program here at e-aa
Here you go:
http://www.e-aa.org/form_sponsors.php
by PaigeB
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Getting Wife to Choose Sobriety
Replies: 14
Views: 281

Re: Getting Wife to Choose Sobriety

I cannot make this decision for her. As the mother of three alcoholics I can tell you from experience that helping family does not work. Find a woman alcoholic who is willing to share her story with the wife. Page 92 says: If you are satisfied that he is a real alcoholic, begin to dwell on the hope...
by PaigeB
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Globe Trudgers
Topic: AA in Morocco?
Replies: 11
Views: 4132

Re: AA in Morocco?

Hi everyone, Im new here, i want to know if there is already more cities in Morocco who offer AA meetings? Especially in the North for me. Thx to answer me! da_ricco If you read up you'll find phone numbers and links that will be helpful to you in narrowing down the closest location to you. I am no...