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April 13, 2011


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I think this is good advice. I have seven years clean and sober, and someone in my Area assaulted me last September. Actually, it was someone much closer to me than just some member I had no ties to, but I digress.
I tried to continue going to these meetings, and do my service without running into him, but it's impossible. So I chose, this past weekend, to take a sabbatical and hit up some out of town meetings. I hadn't thought about any divine reasons, but that's an interesting idea. I will still continue with my recovery. The meetings I've been attending are about an hour away, and I think that's a not bad investment in my life. I used to spend 12 hours a week in a car just to go to a job I didn't like.

Jeri  Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

I noticed a couple of things, that might make a difference....
With no sponsor there might be a case of a perception problem. Then we are not living in the now and only speculating that something MIGHT happen. Our disease is of a thinking nature, so maybe trying to solve the problem with the same mind that created the problem is not the best idea. #1 priority get a sponsor.


I have read your Blog for a long time and usually find your answers complete, and well grounded. This time I disagree quite a bit. Until someone has a sponsor and understanding of the steps I don't think its possible to separate avoidance from healthy space. I agree with #1priority being get a sponsor. A close 2nd would be work the steps.


Wow, really? You both saw where the writer said they were physically abused by this person, right? How could this be a perception problem?

This has nothing to do with avoidance or healthy space, this has to do with safety!

Not all addicts or alcoholics lose their common sense - sheesh!


Oh and Mr SP is a sponsor. Maybe not the writer's sponsor but a sponsor nonetheless.

Ivan Toblog

What I really like about this blog is it virtually always seems to come at the issues presented in such a way that the reader can see there is more than one point of view.
Coming here is almost like talking to my sponsor on a daily basis.


I'm not sure I agree with this option. Maybe I should talk to my sponsor about it.

Two dogs barking

Why are you living in the future and worrying about what ifs? Today is all you have. 99% of what we worry about never happens.

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