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by whipping post
Tue May 10, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Young People in AA (YPAA)
Topic: How to deal with a loved one destroying herself?
Replies: 10
Views: 8605

Re: How to deal with a loved one destroying herself?

Hi John,

I sent it again. The first one showed to have gone through as well. Did you look up in the upper left hand corner under your "user control panel"?
by whipping post
Tue May 10, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: I feel so alone and angry at S.O. & Daughter!
Replies: 15
Views: 9655

Re: I feel so alone and angry at S.O. & Daughter!

My experience was that it took me about 3 months to decide to work the Steps, white knuckling it the whole time. Then about a month or a little more to get to Step 8. I got a lot of relief after my Fifth. The obsession with alcohol disappeared. Work them at whatever pace you like but know that the r...
by whipping post
Tue May 10, 2016 7:42 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: it's my first day
Replies: 6
Views: 5735

Re: it's my first day

Hi Andy, Welcome and congrats on your decision. You will find plenty of support here. That's vital in the early days. As others have said find some good meetings and work the steps. The steps are where the relief is so we don't have to white knuckle it anymore. In those early days reading the Big Bo...
by whipping post
Tue May 10, 2016 4:45 am
Forum: Young People in AA (YPAA)
Topic: How to deal with a loved one destroying herself?
Replies: 10
Views: 8605

Re: How to deal with a loved one destroying herself?

Hello John, I am very sorry to hear you are going through this. I don't think we are allowed to publicly posts non AA links here so I am sending you a private message. It is a link to a support forum that has a large group for the families of alcoholics. We have great support for alcoholics here but...
by whipping post
Sun May 08, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: I feel so alone and angry at S.O. & Daughter!
Replies: 15
Views: 9655

Re: I feel so alone and angry at S.O. & Daughter!

As you have found, quitting isn't easy. I thought it was impossible myself but seeing happy sober people in Aa gave me hope and faith. Perhaps you could be an example for your husband and give him hope. My experience was that when I stopped worrying about everyone else and worked on myself that thin...
by whipping post
Wed May 04, 2016 4:54 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step One
Replies: 38
Views: 27636

Re: Step One

My step 1,2, and 3 were a conversation with my sponsor that lasted about 3 hours ending with the third step prayer.
by whipping post
Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: My character defects vs my sponsor
Replies: 18
Views: 11048

Re: My character defects vs my sponsor

How is the step work going? Are ya'll progressing in the steps?
by whipping post
Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: AA and meds
Replies: 21
Views: 15239

Re: AA and meds

Doctor prescribed meds aren't even discussed or questioned around here. It must be a regional thing.
by whipping post
Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:42 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: NEW STEP QUESTION - STEP 5 - 9
Replies: 10
Views: 7817

Re: NEW STEP QUESTION - STEP 5 - 9

Hi Noels, My experience was that I did 6 and 7 the same day that I did my fifth step. Like Paige I had a lot of people on my amends list that weren't on my fourth step list. I second her suggestion about visiting with someone who has done them before before making amends. I also prayed for the willi...
by whipping post
Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:20 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: One Day At A Time Slogan
Replies: 70
Views: 34353

Re: One Day At A Time Slogan

I am currently still working one day at a time but like I said it seems like it may only work for so long. However, I don't this I am going to say "forever" to anything. I think, at least for me, I feel like I need to be able to look a little further out (a little later in the process that is) so t...
by whipping post
Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:14 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: One Day At A Time Slogan
Replies: 70
Views: 34353

Re: One Day At A Time Slogan

Here's an excerpt from the pamphlet on AA's 24 hour plan: "For example, we take no pledges, we don’t say that we will “never” drink again. Instead, we try to follow what we in A.A. call the “24-hour plan.” We concentrate on keeping sober just the current twenty-four hours. We simply try to get throu...
by whipping post
Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:16 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 3 years
Replies: 8
Views: 5093

Re: 3 years

Congrats Medic. Keep on keeping on.
by whipping post
Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Fundamentalist A.A. and LGBT
Replies: 6
Views: 3081

Re: Fundamentalist A.A. and LGBT

I'm sorry to hear this. Welcome to the site though.
by whipping post
Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:07 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: One Year
Replies: 12
Views: 5865

Re: One Year

Way to go Chelle! That's huge!
by whipping post
Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:21 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: questions about the steps
Replies: 44
Views: 19675

Re: questions about the steps

Hi Dennis, I spent about 3 months trying to figure out the Steps on my own. During that time I was also trying to figure out exactly what my higher power was. I wanted all of that nailed down ahead of time. I finally just threw my hands up and started working the Steps with my sponsor. He was vital ...