To that, I say a commonly used term recovery: it’s progress not perfection.Regardless of how I focused on my own program of recovery, I felt there was a huge void with warding off new romantic relationships for an entire year.and in that case, relapsing is very much a possibility.However, if intentions and motives were above board, could going against and disobeying a major rule or suggestion in early recovery produce a successful relationship? Could two addict/alcoholics produce a positive relationship?Yes, I ignored the rule, but I am still in that healthy, sober relationship to this day (4 years and counting!) I agree that the added support and understanding that we gave each other made this easier, not harder, to maintain sobriety.
You and others that have this obscured sense of interpretation of the AA teachings are certain to relapse in the beer aisle in 7-11 because you couldn’t deal with the temptation.
I think there are a lot of great things you hear in early sobriety, especially in 12 step meetings.
However, much like organized religion, things are sometimes gravely misinterpreted and taken out of context in some of these anonymous groups.
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I am one of those people dedicated to sobriety that did ignore that rule, and luckily it did work out for us.