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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 TO WIVES chapter   ... wives and children be so unthinking, so ...   BB To Wives, p.107  
How could men who loved their wives and children be so unthinking, so callous, so cruel?


2.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... wives and children of such men suffer ...   BB To Wives, p.114  
The wives and children of such men suffer horribly, but not more than the men themselves.


3.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... wives and families, but the man who ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.127  
We know there are difficult wives and families, but the man who is getting over alcoholism must remember he did much to make them so.


4.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... wives and parents -- anyone can increase the ...   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.


5.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... wives and relatives, innumerable trips to police ...   BB Working With Others, p.97  
It may mean sharing your money and your home, counseling frantic wives and relatives, innumerable trips to police courts, sanitariums, hospitals, jails and asylums.


6.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... wives, arranged hospitalization and got sponsorship for ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.168  
Then we saw that if a hardworking secretary answered the phone dozens of times a day, listened to twenty wailing wives, arranged hospitalization and got sponsorship for ten newcomers, and was gently diplomatic with the irate drunk who complained about the job she was doing and how she was overpaid, then such a person could surely not be called a professional A.A.


7.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... wives found that, like everybody else, we ...   BB To Wives, p.116  
We wives found that, like everybody else, we were afflicted with pride, self-pity, vanity and all the things which go to make up the self-centered person; and we were not above selfishness or dishonesty.


8.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... wives have had with alcoholics.   BB Into Action, p.82  
Passing all understanding is the patience mothers and wives have had with alcoholics.


9.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... wives have sometimes been obliged to separate ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.125  
Husbands and wives have sometimes been obliged to separate for a time until new perspective, new victory over hurt pride could be rewon.


10.
View APPENDIX VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A.   ... wives, husbands and friends of A.A. members.   BB Appendix VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A., p.573  
This is a world clearing house for the Al-Anon Family Groups, composed largely of the wives, husbands and friends of A.A. members.


11.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... wives, husbands, even the world itself -- into ...   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.


12.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... wives) indicate the problems such people may ...   BB To Wives (Note), p.121  
The foregoing pages (though addressed only to wives) indicate the problems such people may face.


13.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... wives of Alcoholics Anonymous to address the ...   BB To Wives, p.104  
We want the wives of Alcoholics Anonymous to address the wives of men who drink too much.


14.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... wives of Alcoholics Anonymous, we would like ...   BB To Wives, p.104  
As wives of Alcoholics Anonymous, we would like you to feel that we understand as perhaps few can.


15.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... wives of his new alcoholic friends.   BB To Wives, p.119  
We suggest that you direct some of your thought to the wives of his new alcoholic friends.


16.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... wives of men who drink too much.   BB To Wives, p.104  
We want the wives of Alcoholics Anonymous to address the wives of men who drink too much.


17.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... wives or friends to join us in ...   BB Into Action, p.87  
If circumstances warrant, we ask our wives or friends to join us in morning meditation.


18.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... wives or our parents which will hurt ...   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.


19.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... wives, parents and intimate friends usually find ...   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.


20.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... wives, relatives and friends whose problem has ...   BB To Wives, p.104  
Among us are wives, relatives and friends whose problem has been solved, as well as some who have not yet found a happy solution.


21.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... wives, relatives, friends and others close to ...   BB To Wives (Note), p.121  
Though it is entirely separate from Alcoholics Anonymous, it uses the general principles of the A.A. program as a guide for husbands, wives, relatives, friends and others close to alcoholics.


22.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... wives, the little children; let the solving ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxviii  
If any feel that as psychiatrists directing a hospital for alcoholics we appear somewhat sentimental, let them stand with us a while on the firing line, see the tragedies, the despairing wives, the little children; let the solving of these problems become a part of their daily work, and even of their sleeping moments, and the most cynical will not wonder that we have accepted and encouraged this movement.


23.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... wives they crowded into our downstairs parlor.   12&12 Tradition Two, p.137  
With their wives they crowded into our downstairs parlor.


24.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... wives to brew gallons of coffee.   12&12 Tradition Two, p.133  
The founder and his friends channel spirituality to newcomers, hire halls, make hospital arrangements, and entreat their wives to brew gallons of coffee.


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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