Here am I thinking, now that I’m an abstinent member of OA, it automatically means I’m an outstanding citizen within my family. But eavesdropping on a conversation between my wife and son lands a bombshell of a home truth in my lap. My son asks, “Mammy, do you ever wake up grumpy?” My wife replies, “Sometimes!” Then, after a substantial pause, “And sometimes I let him sleep on!” Dumbfounded, I find this rock-hard lump of information too difficult to swallow and digest. After all, wasn’t I abstinent? Wasn’t I restored to sanity as a result? My wife must be wrong! I decide. “That’s it,” I announce grandly to myself. She needs to

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