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by MyNameIsBetsy
Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Should I find a new sponsor?
Replies: 9
Views: 184

Re: Should I find a new sponsor?

Dear Jam, Welcome. You might express your concerns to your sponsor and clear the air. Have a good give and take, being willing to listen as well as talk. I'm a big believer in good communication. Hard to do, I know!! If the two of you can't come to an understanding, then it might be time to find ano...
by MyNameIsBetsy
Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: The Home Group
Topic: What's the point of meetings?
Replies: 68
Views: 29877

Re: What's the point of meetings?

e-AA is like the island of misfit toys, an Internet island for misfit AAs whose ideas don't mesh with mainstream AA! Please don't lump all of us into the same category. Upon occasion, some AAers here demonstrate their enjoyment of tormenting the rest of us with these ad nauseam debates. The rest of...
by MyNameIsBetsy
Sun May 30, 2021 4:26 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: New member 4 years in
Replies: 10
Views: 316

Re: New member 4 years in

Hello Chenn, welcome. Congrats on the 4+ years. Lots of good stuff to read here. Jump in!!!

Betsy, an alcoholic
by MyNameIsBetsy
Tue May 25, 2021 4:33 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Step 11 - Meditation. A different meaning?
Replies: 10
Views: 874

Re: Step 11 - Meditation. A different meaning?

For me, meditation is still a vast opportunity for growth. I've tried a number of different approaches, but not settled on any one specific type. Just recently I've discovered 5 or 10 minute guided meditations. Some of them are quite good at calming/relaxing my mind. Some of them aren't. 5 minutes i...
by MyNameIsBetsy
Sat May 22, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Other Places within the E-AA Group
Topic: Our stories disclose in general way....
Replies: 25
Views: 51239

Re: Our stories disclose in general way....

Collective experience and hope shared by the experts
Hello Selma, welcome to our online group!

Betsy, an alcoholic
by MyNameIsBetsy
Sat May 15, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Shame is a favorite weapon of our disease
Replies: 21
Views: 3790

Re: Shame is a favorite weapon of our disease

I thought, “I know exactly where this AA is coming from.” Hello Rob, welcome back. Powerful stuff, reading our own words and thoughts. I've never been much of a journal writer, but I'm told it helps. Ever give it a try? Glad you are here and part of the "no matter what" club. We just don'...
by MyNameIsBetsy
Fri May 14, 2021 4:41 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Shame is a favorite weapon of our disease
Replies: 21
Views: 3790

Re: Shame is a favorite weapon of our disease

Welcome, Fiona. Good to have you here!

- Betsy, an alcoholic
by MyNameIsBetsy
Fri May 07, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Wondering the stance on Marijuana
Replies: 17
Views: 7066

Re: Wondering the stance on Marijuana

I could not have said it any better than 1Peter5:10. Very well spoken!!!

Betsy, an alcoholic
by MyNameIsBetsy
Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 3 Years
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Re: 3 Years

Happy BirthdAAy, Strue. Good to have you here with us, sober and deep into our life saving program!!!! You have a story to tell. Lots of folks will hear you!

- Betsy, an alcoholic
by MyNameIsBetsy
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Can’t be honest to my sponser
Replies: 31
Views: 1792

Re: Can’t be honest to my sponser

Hi Annie, welcome. Congratulations on two months sober! That is huge!!! If your current sponsor is not working out for you, change sponsors. It really is that simple. But first, you might ask her why she wants you to call everyday. She might have a reason. It might be a good reason. Talk about it wi...
by MyNameIsBetsy
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Young People in AA (YPAA)
Topic: My story
Replies: 11
Views: 776

Re: My story

Crash, Time to do yourself a big favor and participate in your own recovery!!! Find yourself a local AA meeting, take a deep breath, and walk in that door. Our fellowship if full of people who thought they could do this on their own, and couldn't. Oh sure, most of us sometimes can string together a ...
by MyNameIsBetsy
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Young People in AA (YPAA)
Topic: My story
Replies: 11
Views: 776

Re: My story

Hey Chase, welcome. I read through all of that - every word of it. I can't relate to all the drugs and destruction. But I can relate to the booze. I relate to drinking all that alcohol every day, even when still sick from the night before. We alcoholics are so much alike. We identify with each other...
by MyNameIsBetsy
Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I don't know where to start
Replies: 9
Views: 760

Re: I don't know where to start

I don't know where to start. You just started. Welcome. The first step of our program is "We admitted we were powerless over alcohol - that our lives had become unmanageable." Sounds like you are there. The question is, what are you going to do about it? All of us have one of these moment...
by MyNameIsBetsy
Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Wondering the stance on Marijuana
Replies: 17
Views: 7066

Re: Wondering the stance on Marijuana

I agree with the following statement, which is read at the beginning of my home group meeting: "We define sobriety as the abstinence from all mind altering substances." I would add to that "unless taken as prescribed by a medical doctor." Just me and my two cents. Betsy, an alcoh...
by MyNameIsBetsy
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: How can I be more compassionate
Replies: 10
Views: 563

Re: How can I be more compassionate

Hi, thanks for posting Let123. I've never been able to solve someone else's drink problem. Tried it. Failed at it. But will probably try it again. And will probably fail at it again. =biggrin All I know to do is play the "long game." I let those near me know that I am a sober alcoholic. I ...