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Only Through OA

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After learning about humility, I became able to share more of my personal self with a group. This was a very different experience for me. Growing up, I’d been taught that outward appearances were the most important thing, and any problems I had should stay at home. Through recovery, I learned about sharing with others at a more intimate level, and only then could I develop closer bonds with them. At the beginning of my meetings, the leader will ask, “Are there any other compulsive overeaters here besides myself?” Seeing so many hands go up helps me realize I am

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