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From Mother to Child

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For many years I blamed my mother for conditions in our family that fostered my addictive nature and compulsive relationship with food. Because ours was such a confusing mixture of love and resentment, and because I never received the support and guidance I needed, I never thought I would want to bring a child into this world. Thank goodness for my OA recovery, which offered so many healing moments and opportunities to grow. By allowing myself to be nurtured and guided through the Steps, by learning how to lovingly pass on this way of life to sponsees and at meetings,

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