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by Chelle
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Cheapest Big Books?
Replies: 12
Views: 3603

Re: Cheapest Big Books?

I am glad I asked this question here, based on price and discount GSO appears to be the best, and the profit goes back to AA. Thanks Brock. Im glad you brought it up too. Our group never shakes out even on our big books, so with the reduced price, we stand a fighting chance if someone needs one and...
by Chelle
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Cheapest Big Books?
Replies: 12
Views: 3603

Re: Cheapest Big Books?

Thanks all.
We had a group conscience at our buainess meeting and did indeed order from GSO. My main concern was under cutting our intergroup on the profit. We ended up paying $8.93 per book with free shipping over $500.00.
by Chelle
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: First Time Actively Seeking Help
Replies: 16
Views: 4307

Re: First Time Actively Seeking Help

Thats awesome Hammerbill! Keep coming back.Im glad you are here. =biggrin
by Chelle
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Cheapest Big Books?
Replies: 12
Views: 3603

Re: Cheapest Big Books?

Can a group buy books from them independently, or must they go through a committee? Is it a matter of group conscious in your opinion?
by Chelle
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Questions Heard At Meetings.
Replies: 5
Views: 1993

Re: Questions Heard At Meetings.

For me, jealousy is an ugly emotion. If Im chasing something based on that, Im in trouble :twisted: Many people around here have a lot of money. They take plenty of vacation, wear designer clothes etc. I would go broke trying to be like them. I think when i am jealous, I am also resentful. My motive...
by Chelle
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Relapse waiting to happen
Replies: 10
Views: 3720

Re: Relapse waiting to happen

Thanks so much for the replies. Jeff, I have asked her about inpatient, and she is considering it. Along with health problems, she is a suicide risk. That scares the H E double hockey sticks out of me. Our homegroup recently lost a member that I had grown very close to in December by suicide while d...
by Chelle
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Relapse waiting to happen
Replies: 10
Views: 3720

Relapse waiting to happen

Im curious what you all do when you are watching a sponsee on their way to a relapse? I am sponsoring a girl that gets a little time under her belt, starts missing meeting, and hits a snag and drinks. Shes on her 9th step. She text yesterday that she wouldn't be at the meeting, but would be there to...
by Chelle
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Did I relapse?
Replies: 15
Views: 5312

Re: Did I relapse?

I would. For me, it is zero, nada, zilch alcohol. I want to live a life of sobriety. Just a little alcohol will send me down the rabbit hole of obsession and complete destruction. To thine own self be true. I guess it just depends on your goal. If you are seeking to control your drinking, you nailed...
by Chelle
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I need desperate help
Replies: 7
Views: 2448

Re: I need desperate help

I agree with tomsteve. Going to meetings would have never kept me sober. I needed the steps, a sponsor and a commitment. In the beginning, my commitment was to show up as often as I drank (for me it was every day) and helping with coffee and clean up. I got a womans phone list and I used it. It was ...
by Chelle
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Destroying my marriage
Replies: 3
Views: 2374

Re: Destroying my marriage

Hello victorprincess. Thank you for reaching out, I am glad you are here. My then fiance, now husband, were where you are at now. We have beeen soberfor quite some time, so I can tell that it can be done together if you are both ready to finally be done drinking and are willing to do some simple thi...
by Chelle
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: 18 Years and counting!
Replies: 2
Views: 1269

Re: 18 Years and counting!

Happy anniversary e aa
by Chelle
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: I made it... almost :)
Replies: 8
Views: 2741

Re: I made it... almost :)

Good job highcost. One day at a time =wink
I hear that feeling scared is a good thing. It means you are out of your comfort zone and are GROWING.
by Chelle
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Acceptance & Expectations
Replies: 69
Views: 18049

Re: Acceptance & Expectations

Theo50 wrote: In my opinion, a way of life should be to maintain sobriety without extremes of any kind.
Amen Theo
by Chelle
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: First 30 days
Replies: 9
Views: 2856

Re: First 30 days

I shared at my home group once when I relapsed after 18 months. After that I just said "I would like to listen". I had a lot to learn. I dont think it is helpful to humiliate yourself over and over again. Now that I have some time under my belt, I will share about it if it is helpful to someone else...
by Chelle
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Acceptance & Expectations
Replies: 69
Views: 18049

Re: Acceptance & Expectations

burger analogy is just plain silly. Of course it is silly. It was meant to be =wink The point I was making is that I have to accept things, both big and small. Even the unacceptable, at times. As far as your doctor analogy, I try to stay out of the "what if". It makes my head crazy and I slip back ...