Home Meetings A Tendency to Overshare

A Tendency to Overshare

1 min read
3
Time to recover concept, color word and clock on blackboard
I’ve done it, you’ve done it, we’ve all done it: we spend the first twelve minutes or so of a fifteen-minute qualification telling members how awful things used to be (as if they don’t already know!) and then about two minutes sharing what happened to change us and one minute on what we are like now. Don’t get me wrong. I need to hear, as much as the next guy, how bad things can get when we’re in the food. I need to be reminded of the lows to which compulsive overeating will take me. But when I spend most of

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
  • Gateway to Freedom

    I began OA at age 28 after attempting suicide; I’d gained 3 pounds (1.5 kg) after a bulimi…
  • Familiar Format

    I am on social media a lot, and I was fortunate to be among the first members of the first…
  • Living Instead

    My psychologist recommended I go an OA meeting, but it took three months before I actually…
Load More Related Articles
  • Suggestions for Tradition Five

    Tradition Five: Each group has but one primary purpose— to carry its message to the compul…
  • A New Love Song

    In my late 30s, I got way too excited about writing songs with my church’s music director.…
  • Eating to Be Undesirable

    I spent the first part of my adult life wearing sizes 7 and 9 in clothes, until the event,…
Load More By admin
  • One More Tool

    I have been abstinent from bulimia for eleven years and abstinent from anorexia for ten ye…
  • First-Meeting Gifts

    I went to my first OA meeting on a Saturday in March 1979. I was coming off a food binge o…
  • Desperate and Helped

    I came to OA because other members worked the Twelfth Step. Members of an OA group in anot…
Load More In Meetings
Comments are closed.

Check Also

Suggestions for Tradition Five

Tradition Five: Each group has but one primary purpose— to carry its message to the compul…