Romantic Relationships in Recovery

by Rabbi Shais Taub There’s an old piece of sage advice that old-timers in recovery like to say: “No relationships for the first year.” If you hang around long enough, and watch enough people come and go, you’ll see that the old-timers are...

Perspective: My Mom, My Sobriety and Me

by Joanne P. The recent passing of my mother this year has got me to thinking about many things, one of which is how our relationship changed during my continued sobriety. My sobriety date is December 30, 2006 and I came into the rooms of AA in 1999, so that should...

How To Celebrate Mother’s Day If Your Mom Has Passed

by: Laura Goldman The second Sunday in May is probably one of the least favorite days of the year for those of us whose moms are no longer with us. After suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for 15 years, my mom died in early 2001. Sixteen Mother’s Days later, it’s...

Perspective: The Somebody/Anybody Syndrome

by Shannon J. (Munro 1999) Music has always been a big part of my life.  Well, when thinking of Love, only one song comes to mind: Pat Benatar’s “Love is a Battlefield.”  No truer statement was ever spoken to describe my love life.  Strategy, manipulation,...