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

To continue reading this story, subscribe or log in below. For US$23, subscribers get one year of access to new Lifeline stories published ten times per year, plus our complete archive of hundreds of stories published since January 2016.

Existing Users Log In
   
New User Registration
*Required field
  • All of This Is Okay

    I’m afraid I’ll do it wrong. I’m afraid my sponsees will find out I’m a fraud. What if the…
  • Adjusting Focus

    I was a great believer in whatever the next diet, philosophy, or trick was. You see, I kne…
  • The Only Thing Left

    I am very grateful for OA’s Sixth Tradition. When I came into the rooms, I was angry and w…
Load More Related Articles
  • All of This Is Okay

    I’m afraid I’ll do it wrong. I’m afraid my sponsees will find out I’m a fraud. What if the…
  • Sponsorship

    I reach out my palm and you touch my heart. Together we make a valiant start. We guard aga…
  • Adjusting Focus

    I was a great believer in whatever the next diet, philosophy, or trick was. You see, I kne…
Load More By admin
  • The Antidote

    “Well?! Are you?” asked a raspy, aggressive voice. Even though the woman stood about two f…
  • One Small Part

    Learning to take small actions toward completing projects has been the greatest, most func…
  • Negative Space

    The biggest negative I have to overcome lives between my ears. It isn’t an outside circums…
Load More In How OA Changed My Life
Comments are closed.

Check Also

All of This Is Okay

I’m afraid I’ll do it wrong. I’m afraid my sponsees will find out I’m a fraud. What if the…