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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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1.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... parents.   BB Bill's Story, p.4  
We went to live with my wife's parents.


2.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... parents.   BB To Wives, pp.114-115  
You avoid the subject of drinking, even with your own parents.


3.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... parents.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
We had failed to see that though adult in years we were still behaving childishly, trying to turn everybody -- friends, wives, husbands, even the world itself -- into protective parents.


4.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... parents and intimate friends usually find us ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.18  
Strangely enough, wives, parents and intimate friends usually find us even more unapproachable than do the psychiatrist and the doctor.


5.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... parents -- anyone can increase the list.   BB There Is A Solution, p.18  
It brings misunderstanding, fierce resentment, financial insecurity, disgusted friends and employers, warped lives of blameless children, sad wives and parents -- anyone can increase the list.


6.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... parents could not make out whether he ...   BB A Vision For You, p.158  
He proved to be a devil-may-care young fellow whose parents could not make out whether he wanted to stop drinking or not.


7.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... parents for desertion.   BB To Wives, p.106  
Then we were severely criticized by our husband's parents for desertion.


8.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... parents, lending money and securing jobs for ...   BB A Vision For You, p.161  
Cleaning up old scrapes, helping to settle family differences, explaining the disinherited son to his irate parents, lending money and securing jobs for each other, when justified -- these are everyday occurrences.


9.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... parents which will hurt them and make ...   BB Into Action, p.74  
It may be one of our own family, but we cannot disclose anything to our wives or our parents which will hurt them and make them unhappy.


10.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... parents whom for years he has so ...   BB Into Action, p.82  
But he is yet a long way from making good to the wife or parents whom for years he has so shockingly treated.


The 164 and More™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and the A.A. Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only).  Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and More concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc., or the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.  Further A.A.W.S. Inc. and the A.A. Grapevine Inc. have no objection to the use of this material in the 164 and More concordance.

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