I'm dealing with a situation that would once have baffled me. One of the promises of the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous is that we will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us. That seems to be ringing true for me and I'm very grateful. There's no doubt in my mind that it's thanks to AA, as well as Freemasonry and stoicism, that I'm dealing with this situation without spiralling down into depression.
I got news at the weekend that a fellow traveller from my AA group passed away last week. He just wasn't able to hold onto the programme. There, but for the grace of God, go I.
My pages are behind the paywall today because of the sensitive nature of the situation. I haven't named any names—nevertheless caution should be my watchword. If you would like to support a fellow traveller and learn how I'm applying the tools I've picked up over the years in recovery, I would be very grateful.