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                                         CoDA Is Working!

It’s been about 15 months now since I first attended my first CoDA meeting and I need to summarize here that it’s been, far and away, the most profound period of my life!  My CoDA program has helped me to understand dozens of concepts about human behavior and relationships that have evaded me until now (and I'm 66 years old!).  Even though I’m in the midst of a difficult divorce, I’m grateful for so many things and I’m continuing to gain strength and serenity in my life.  It’s truly amazing how things have changed for me!  I’m growing more confident, more sociable, more serene, more flexible, more accepting of people and situations, more compassionate and more hopeful that I’ll eventually be able to have a healthy, loving relationship in the future.  I’m also growing less critical, less judgmental, less irritable, less anxious, less controlling and manipulating and less inclined to gossip.  There’s still plenty of room for improvement, but I am fully conscious of the changes that have occurred.  Many of my friends have commented that they’ve seen considerable progress in me over the past year and that I’ve inspired them to keep working on their own program.  I am truly grateful for all of this!

Jack L. (2012)
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