Relationships in AA

Codependency

September 4, 2022

By Andy F

Categories: Relationships

Alcoholics, relationships, and recovery An essential piece of recovery literature is “The Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions.” It contains valuable insights into alcoholism, which the AA literature presents as an illness. The 12&12, as it is affectionately known, is considered second only to the AA Big Book. On page 53 in the chapter on step […]

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Rescuer, Persecutor, Victim triangle

Dysfunactionl Triangle

June 20, 2022

By Andy F

Categories: Relationships

The Karpman drama triangle Relationships and Alcoholism I had been in AA for many years before hearing of the Rescuer, Persecutor, Victim Triangle. What was it? It sounded familiar, but I did not understand what it meant. This interpersonal dynamic is also known as the Karpman drama triangle. Many alcoholics who are sober in AA […]

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Recovering alcoholics in relationships

Codependency

July 30, 2021

By Andy F

Categories: Relationships

An inability to form a true partnership When I was still in my early days of recovery, my wife and I came to a parting of the ways. I was not well enough to sustain a functional relationship with anyone. I knew that I was the problem and not my wife. In the AA literature, […]

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