The most profound change after OA is in the quality of my relationships. When I face a challenging situation with another person, recovery gives me a moment of pause to rein in my temper, take responsibility for my feelings, and then speak and act from a place of compassionate acceptance. I’m particularly grateful for the ability to be more calm and gentle with my young children. I’m not a perfect mother, but I’m a better one because of OA. My children and husband have commented on the difference they see in me. My living amends to them is to persist in

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