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I am looking for any writings that give reasons why we celebrate abstinence anniversaries. I have just become the anniversary chairperson for a meeting I attend and would like to give a clear explanation of the benefits of celebrating anniversaries. Can you direct me to a writing or provide me with the reasons? We celebrate to reflect our pleasure and our relief from the disease of compulsive overeating. It’s been my experience that this is not a “congratulatory” type of celebration, but one rooted in our happiness that we have found a solution to our common problem that has worked for

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