Dear Grace columns

The Outer Circle is the bi-monthly newsletter of the ISO of SAA. For an Archive of copies, Click here

The “Dear Grace” column, a Q&A column in The Outer Circle [TOC], written by Women’s Outreach Committee [WOC] members, with questions from and for women members since 2007, starting with Volume 1 Issue 2, This column is a service of the Women’s Outreach Committee of the ISO.

Statement of Purpose for Dear Grace:

“To reach out to all women with a desire to stop addictive sexual behavior through this printed medium and share with the fellowship the types of questions the Grace e-mail receives.” “Names have been changed to protect anonymity.”

Statement of The Women’s Outreach Committee, starting with The Outer Circle Volume 1 Issue 2

Suggested reading:

2007 TOC

VOLUME 1 ISSUE 2 PAGE 20 —

Dear Grace: I went to SAA for a while and I couldn’t handle all of the God stuff, but I can’t stop sexual acting out either, what should I do? (Signed,) Agnostic in Alaska

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NewsLetter2007-09.pdf

VOLUME 1 ISSUE 3 PAGE 27 —

Dear Grace: I’m the only woman at my meeting; how do I know I belong if I’m not hearing my story? (signed) Do I really Belong Here?

Answer https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NewsLetter2007-11.pdf

VOLUME 2 ISSUE 1 PAGE 29

2008 TOC

Dear Grace: What do I do if my sponsor does not always answer the phone? Signed, Endlessly Dialing

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NewsLetter2008-01.pdf

VOLUME 2 ISSUE 2 PAGE 26

(Dear Grace: ) My SAA group collects money from me and others in my group; where does it go? Signed, Prudence

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NewsLetter2008-03.pdf

VOLUME 2 ISSUE 3 PAGE 31

Dear Grace: What was it like going to your first face to face meeting and being the only woman there? Signed, Scared to Go.

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NewsLetter2008-05.pdf

VOLUME 2 ISSUE 5 PAGE 29

Dear Grace: I’m a professional in my community, and I can’t attend a meeting because I am too afraid, embarrassed, and ashamed. Do you have any suggestions for me? Signed, Well-Known in Washington

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NewsLetter2008-09.pdf

VOLUME 2 ISSUE 6 PAGE 17

Dear Grace: Thank you for your quick response to my first email. I can’t realistically to to meetings every day. I have a husband and three children at home as well as a full-time job, and I don’t think anyone else understands how difficult it is to get there! Signed, Overwhelmed in Oregon

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NewsLetter2008-11.pdf

2009 TOC

VOLUME 3 ISSUE 1 PAGE 21

Dear Grace: I have been to a few meetings, and other members are encouraging me to call them.  Why do I need to call other people in recovery? Signed, Temperamental in TN

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NewsLetter2009-01.pdf

VOLUME 3 ISSUE 2 PAGE 21

Dear Grace: I just got home from treatment for my sex addiction and I live in a remote area of Ohio. There are no meetings close to me, but I want to stay sober. Can you tell me what I can do each day to support my recovery? Signed, Optimistic in Ohio

Answer:  https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NewsLetter2009-03.pdf

VOLUME 3 ISSUE 3 PAGE 28

Dear Grace: I am in recovery. What should I be looking for in a sponsor? Signed, Mixed Up in New Mexico

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NewsLetter2009-05.pdf

VOLUME 3 ISSUE 6 PAGE 20

Dear Grace: Will you be my sponsor? If not, where can I find a sponsor? (signed) Sponsor-less in Spokane

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NewsLetter2009-11.pdf

2010 TOC

VOLUME 4 ISSUE 6 PAGE 20

Dear Grace: What was it like going to your first fae to face meeting and being the only woman there? Signed, Scared to Go:

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NewsLetter2010-11.pdf

2011 TOC

VOLUME 5 ISSUE 1 PAGE 23

Dear Grace: How can I find a sponsor?

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NewsLetter2011-01.pdf

VOLUME 5 ISSUE 2 PAGE 23

Dear Grace: I acted out with someone in my face to face group. What do I do? Is my meeting still safe to go to? (Signed,) Can’t Go Back

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NewsLetter2011-02.pdf

VOLUME 5 ISSUE 3 PAGE 21

Dear Grace: How long will it take me to complete the Twelve Steps of SAA? (Signed,) Impatient

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NewsLetter2011-05.pdf

VOLUME 5 ISSUE 4 PAGE 22

Dear Grace: I have been hearing a lot about a recent women’s retreat held in March. What is the difference between this and the annual convention? Is the convention also a retreat? Is the retreat a convention of sorts? (signed) Curious About Attending

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NewsLetter2011-07.pdf

VOLUME 5 ISSUE 5 PAGE 23

Dear Grace: I attended a meeting recently but I was the only woman there. I am not sure I belong here. Can you connect me with a women’s -only meeting? (Questioning)

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NewsLetter2011-09.pdf

VOLUME 5 ISSUE 6 PAGE 21

Dear Grace: Can I deal with love or relationship addiction in SAA or do I have to go to a different program? (Wondering)

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NewsLetter2011-11.pdf

2012 TOC

VOLUME 6 ISSUE 1 PAGE 18

Dear Grace: I hear there’s a phone list of women members. It would be great to be able to call women in recovery/ How can I get this list? (Signed,) Willing

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NewsLetter2012-01.pdf

VOLUME 6 ISSUE 2 PAGE 20

Dear Grace: What do I do if another woman triggers me at a meeting: Can I ask her to stop coming to the meeting? (Signed,) Triggered

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NewsLetter2012-03.pdf

VOLUME 6 ISSUE 4 PAGE 17

Dear Grace: I am fairly new to SAA and I have attended telemeetings for four or five months. I’m wondering why the women share their circles as they are checking in at the start of the meeting. To be honest, that part of the meeting makes me feel uncomfortable. (Signed,) Uneasy

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NewsLetter2012-07.pdf

VOLUME 6 ISSUE 5 PAGE 20

Dear Grace: How do I know if my relationship with my sponsor is healthy? (Signed,)  —Questioning

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NewsLetter2012-09.pdf

VOLUME 6 ISSUE 6 PAGE 26

Dear Grace: I just started attending SAA meetings and am overwhelmed with all the new things I am asked to do in order to stay sober. Do I really need to spend so much time going to meetings, making phone calls, and doing Step work? How long will it take for me to recover? (Signed,)  Overwhelmed

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NewsLetter2012-11.pdf

2013 TOC

VOLUME 7 ISSUE 1 PAGE 22

Dear Grace: I’ve been in the program for a little over a year. I’ve been sober for four and a half months, and I’m on Step Four. I feel that I’m ready to start dating, but my sponsor strongly suggests I wait. Here’s the thing: She’s in her fifties, and she’s been married for twenty-odd something years. She doesn’t really get it. I’m twenty-five, and time’s a-flying. I want marriage, kids, the whole deal. And I want to start looking now. I have really good sobriety, and I feel I deserve the opportunity to look for someone to share it with. Do I have to listen to her, or can I go find a new sponsor who “gets me” better? Sincerely, Tick-tock

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NewsLetter2013-01.pdf

VOLUME 7 ISSUE 2 PAGE 22

Dear Grace: Do I have to listen to my sponsor’s suggestions? Some of the things she suggests that I do (for example, waiting a year or more before dating) seem really extreme! I’m not sure if it’s truly what is best for me. Sincerely, Confused

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NewsLetter2013-03.pdf

VOLUME 7 ISSUE 3 PAGE 18

Dear Grace: There is a man who makes me feel very uncomfortable at meetings. I have been told by a couple of other men that this man apparently makes a point of doing this and has driven out several women. What can I do to feel safe? (Signed,) —Intimidated

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NewsLetter2013-05.pdf

VOLUME 7 ISSUE 5 PAGE 16

Dear Grace: I am new to SAA and just finished my First Step, I am struggling with Step Two and am feeling everyone else is making more progress than I. Am I doing something wrong? (Signed,) —Desperate

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NewsLetter2013-09.pdf

VOLUME 7 ISSUE 6 PAGE 20

Dear Grace: Just who is Grace? Are you an individual? Can I be Grace? (Signed,) —Curious

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NewsLetter2013-11.pdf

2014 TOC

VOLUME 8 ISSUE 1 PAGE 14

Dear Grace: Isolation is something I struggle with all the time. I use tools like phone calls, and outer circle activities, but inevitably I end up in isolation before I even know I am there. For me, I can isolate when surrounded by others just by not sharing my truth. What do you do to stay out of emotional isolation? How do you keep connecting with others on an emotional level? (Signed,) —Isolated

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NewsLetter2014-01.pdf

VOLUME 8 ISSUE 2 PAGE 16

Dear Grace: I have got a lot of personal/outside issues going on in my life right now and do not have time to work the Steps. I am on Step Two. Should I keep coming to meetings? My sponsor says she can’t work with me if I won’t work my steps, but I need her to listen to my problems and help me solve them. (Signed,) —Lost

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NewsLetter2014-03.pdf

VOLUME 8 ISSUE 3 PAGE 16

Dear Grace: I’ve been coming to SAA for three months. There is a guy at my meeting who keeps looking at me. I feel myself falling for him. What do I do? (Signed,) — In Love?

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NewsLetter2014-05.pdf

VOLUME 8 ISSUE 4 PAGE 18

Dear Grace: If I have a relapse do I have to start my steps over? (Signed,) —Not Sober

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NewsLetter2014-07.pdf

VOLUME 8 ISSUE 5 PAGE 14

Dear Grace: I am friends with some of my sobriety “sisters” (those with whom I share the same sponsor), but there is now conflict between one of them and my sponsor. I feel uncomfortable because they are both people I care about. How do I handle this situation? (Signed,) —Caught in the Middle

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NewsLetter2014-09.pdf

VOLUME 8 ISSUE 6 PAGE 16

Dear Grace: How can I tell if the meetings I’m attending are healthy, safe and sober? (Signed,) —Unsure

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NewsLetter2014-11.pdf

2015 TOC

VOLUME 9 ISSUE 1 PAGE 12

Dear Grace: I’m confused. Our Green Book says that there is no one right way to work the Steps and to get sexually sober, but I’ve attended several different meetings where I’ve heard that if you don’t do things in just a certain way, you are not going to be able to get abstinent or stay abstinent. How can this be? (Signed,) Befuddled

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/NewsLetter2015-01.pdf

VOLUME 9 ISSUE 3 PAGE 6

Dear Grace: I have emailed grace@saa-women.org to get a sponsor, but so far Grace hasn’t found me a sponsor. Why won’t Grace help me? I keep waiting for her to assign me someone, but she hasn’t. (Signed,) Sponsorless

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/NewsLetter2015-05.pdf

VOLUME 9 ISSUE 4 PAGE 12

Dear Grace: I’m new to this whole thing, and I don’t get why my sponsor is telling me to do certain things. I’ve been going to mixed meetings. My sponsor says that’s fine, but I shouldn’t talk to just the men. She wants me to connect with other women, too, but I just don’t, and I’m scared to try. I’m straight and I’ve always had an easier time relating to men. Do I have to listen to her? (Signed,) Dear Do I Have To,

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/NewsLetter2015-07.pdf

VOLUME 9 ISSUE 5 PAGE 12

Dear Grace: I am a man in recovery attending a mixed meeting in my town, but we rarely have women. My wife has told me she does not want me attending meetings if women are present, and several of us in the meeting are in this situation. Recently, a woman showed up to our meeting. We didn’t know what to do. One of the other men in the group told her that some of our wives aren’t comfortable with women attending our meetings. I don’t know if she will come back. I hope she can find something that works for her, but her attending the meeting doesn’t work for me. What do I do? Sincerely, Doesn’t Work for Me

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/NewsLetter2015-09.pdf

VOLUME 9 ISSUE 6 PAGE 12

Dear Grace: I am a guy who has witnessed many women come to our meetings over the years and not come back. Is it something we are doing? Or something we should be doing? I feel we all try to make them welcome and want them to stay, but they don’t. (Signed,) — A guy who wants to see change

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/NewsLetter2015-11.pdf

2016 TOC

VOLUME 10 ISSUE 1 PAGE 12

Dear Grace: Our meeting gets a lot of newcomers, but they don’t seem to stay. Most of them come to one or sometimes two meetings, and then we never see them again. I’m getting discouraged. You know, Grace, frankly, I just don’t have the energy to be all welcoming to women I will likely never see again. Any advice for me? (Signed,) Discouraged

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/NewsLetter2016-01.pdf

VOLUME 10 ISSUE 2 PAGE 12

Dear Grace: I recently attended a telephone meeting with about 30 men, and it appeared that I was the only woman on the call. I introduced myself and was welcomed. For the topic they read a story out of the back of the green book which I felt gave too much detail of a man’s acting out. My first thought was, “Why in the world did they read that? Don’t they know how triggering it is?” I felt it was not my place to speak up, being the first time I had attended that particular meeting. I chose to hang up. Am I the only one who finds stories like this triggering? Why didn’t anyone else seem uncomfortable? Sincerely, Sick of Stories

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/NewsLetter2016-03.pdf

VOLUME 10 ISSUE 3 PAGE 12

Dear Grace: I attended my first SAA meeting last week. It was listed on your website as mixed, but there were only men there that night. I felt uncomfortable being the only woman, but I could relate to some of the shares. After the meeting, a man told me that there were other meetings that would ft me better in a different fellowship and gave me the time and place of one. But the name of that fellowship was sex and love. I use men just like the men who shared use women. No love there. Why do I have to go somewhere else? (Signed,) Loveless

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/NewsLetter2016-05.pdf

VOLUME 10 ISSUE 5 PAGE 12

Dear Grace: I was in a meeting where they read their inner circles. Several women had “sexual activity with other women” in their inner circle. I know the literature says all sexual orientations are welcome, but is that really true? Why do people have this in their inner circle? I just want to know if I have a place here. (Signed,) Confused

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/NewsLetter2016-09.pdf

2017 TOC

VOLUME 11 ISSUE 1 PAGE 6

Dear Grace: I want more of a face-to-face presence in my recovery. Tere are a couple of other women at the in-person meeting I attend, but I don’t really connect to either of them. Can you help me? (Signed,) Face-to-face

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/NewsLetter2017-01.pdf

VOLUME 11 ISSUE 2 PAGE 6

Dear Grace: I’ve just started going to meetings in my area. I’ve got a very close friend whom I suspect may also have a sex addiction, but may not be ready to admit it to herself. Do you have any advice on how best to approach the topic without upsetting her? (Signed,) Helping a friend

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/NewsLetter2017-03.pdf

VOLUME 11 ISSUE 3 PAGE 6

Dear Grace: Help, please. I want to start my recovery journey as soon as possible. Not a moment to lose! I’m looking for a sponsor, but are there other things I can do right away? (Signed,) Anxious to Begin

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/NewsLetter2017-05.pdf

VOLUME 11 ISSUE 4 PAGE 6

Dear Grace: My sponsor and I agree that I’m ready to date now that I’ve completed the steps, and I’m really scared. I’ve never dated as a sober person. Actually, I’ve never dated at all; I just hopped from one ‘relationship’ to the next. How do sober people date? My sponsor has never sober dated; she’s been married for many years. She said I should start making a dating plan. How do I even start? Are there rules to this? (Signed,) Ready to date

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/NewsLetter2017-07.pdf

VOLUME 11 ISSUE 5 PAGE 6

Dear Grace: I am friends with some of my “sobriety sisters” (those with whom I share the same sponsor), but there is now confict between one of them and my sponsor. I feel uncomfortable because they are both people I care about. How do I handle this situation? (Signed,) —Caught in the Middle

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/NewsLetter2017-09.pdf

VOLUME 11 ISSUE 6 PAGE 6

Dear Grace: I am new to SAA and have been looking for a sponsor. I have asked two people and both of them told me they only work with people who have the same Higher Power they do. I really want to get started on the steps but I don’t even know what my Higher Power is! Are they allowed to do that? I thought this was a program for all beliefs. Signed, Confused

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/NewsLetter2017-11.pdf

2018 TOC

VOLUME 12 ISSUE 2 PAGE 6

Dear Grace: A newcomer confided in me that they were approached in an obviously sexual manner by a long-term SAA member. Whom do I report this to and what do I tell my friend? (Signed,) Concerned

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/NewsLetter2018-03.pdf

VOLUME 12 ISSUE 3 PAGE 6

Dear Grace: I would like to do more service within the fellowship, especially for women, but have no idea what I can do beyond reading and sharing at meetings since I haven’t finished the steps yet. How can I find service opportunities? Signed, wanting to help

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/NewsLetter2018-05.pdf

VOLUME 12 ISSUE 4 PAGE 6

Dear Grace:  I am not getting sober with my current sponsor, so I have asked another sponsor to take me through the steps, but I am keeping my current sponsor. Is this okay? (Signed,) Two-Sponsors

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/NewsLetter2018-07.pdf

VOLUME 12 ISSUE 5 PAGE 6

Dear Grace: I just heard about a new SAA Women’s Intergroup. Does this mean the Women’s Outreach Committee (WOC) is going away? I don’t understand why we would need both. So I guess the new intergroup will be taking over all the stuff the WOC does now? Will you work for the intergroup? Will you still do this column? What will happen to the Grace list? Sincerely, What about the WOC? (Signed,) What about the WOC?

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/NewsLetter2018-09.pdf

VOLUME 12 ISSUE 6 PAGE 6

Dear Grace: I have got a lot of personal/outside issues going on in my life right now and do not have time to work the Steps. I am on Step Two. Should I keep coming to meetings? My sponsor says she can’t work with me if I won’t work my steps, but I need her to listen to my problems and help me solve them. (Signed,) —Lost

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/NewsLetter2018-11.pdf

2019 TOC

VOLUME 13 ISSUE 1 PAGE 6

Dear Grace: I am trying to attend telephone meetings but there has been an intruder interrupting the meetings saying inappropriate things and I am scared to go back. What should I do? (Signed,) -Scared to call

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/NewsLetter2019-01.pdf

VOLUME 13 ISSUE 2 PAGE 6

Dear Grace: I feel stuck reading the same things over and over. Do you have any favorite readings that have helped in your recovery? (Signed,) Stuck

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/NewsLetter2019-03.pdf

VOLUME 13 ISSUE 3 PAGE 6

Dear Grace: Is fear a character defect? I thought fear was a natural emotion. Signed, Uncertain

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/NewsLetter2019-05.pdf

VOLUME 13 ISSUE 4 PAGE 6

Dear Grace: What are meetings like? What if I am the only woman in the meeting? (Signed,) Woman Newcomer

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/NewsLetter2019-07.pdf

VOLUME 13 ISSUE 5 PAGE 6

Dear Grace: What is a sponsor? How do I get one? Why do I need one? (Signed,) New Member

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/NewsLetter2019-09.pdf

VOLUME 13 ISSUE 6 PAGE 6

Dear Grace: As a man, I am fearful of women attending my meetings. Are there any tools/resources that can help men not only feel safe but also welcome women in SAA meetings? (Signed,) Man Afraid of Women in Meetings

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/NewsLetter2019-11.pdf

2020 TOC

VOLUME 14 ISSUE 1 PAGE 6

Dear Grace: I’m a man who wants to attend meetings with women, but my wife is afraid of that. What tools/ resources can help? (Signed,) Man Wanting to Heal with Women

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/NewsLetter2020-01.pdf

VOLUME 14 ISSUE 2 PAGE 6

Dear Grace: I am friends with some of my sobriety “sisters” (those with whom I share the same sponsor), but there is now conflict between one of them and my sponsor. I feel uncomfortable because they are both people I care about. How do I handle this situation? (Signed,) caught in the Middle

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/NewsLetter2020-03.pdf

VOLUME 14 ISSUE 3 PAGE 6

Dear Grace: People in my life can’t seem to accept that I am a sex addict. !ey question me on the need to make changes to my routine, like to avoid certain people, or not go to certain movies. !ey tell me I’m just over-reacting or that I’m being dramatic. How can I stay strong when my family and friends don’t support my recovery?” (Signed,) Not Getting Acceptance,

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/NewsLetter2020-05.pdf

VOLUME 14 ISSUE 4 PAGE 6

Dear Grace: I’m confused. Our Green Book says that there is no one right way to work the steps and to get sexually sober, but I’ve attended meetings where I’ve heard that if I don’t do things in just a certain way, I am not going to be able to get abstinent or stay abstinent. How can this be? (Signed,) Befuddled

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/NewsLetter2020-07.pdf

VOLUME 14 ISSUE 5 PAGE 6

Dear Grace: Sometimes, I feel like I am the only woman who has trouble with porn! !e people in my life, and even some of the people in my meetings, seem really surprised when I share about compulsive porn use. It feels like they think that is a “guy problem.” I know I have trouble. I’ve spent so much time online that I’ve never been in a relationship; I’ve never even dated. But can I truly be a sex addict if I have never had sex with another person? (Signed,) Confused

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/NewsLetter2020-09.pdf

2021 TOC

VOLUME 15 ISSUE 1 PAGE 6

Dear Grace: I have been a member of SAA for a few years, and I have a local home group that I attend regularly. I love that there is a meeting near my home and I want to support recovery in my community. However, my meeting is pretty much all straight men (and I’m a straight woman), so there are not members of my home group whom I feel comfortable contacting between meetings. Fortunately, I have a very busy life full of out[1]er-circle activities, so adding other meetings to my schedule doesn’t always work. How can I continue to support my home group and also expand my network of sisters in recovery? (Signed,) Seeking

Answer:  https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/NewsLetter2021-01.pdf

VOLUME 15 ISSUE 3 PAGE 6

Dear Grace: I keep hearing that it would be good for me to attend an all-women’s meeting. It seems to be expected, but frankly, I don’t see why. I’m much more comfortable with men. Women scare me. Is it necessary for me to go to an all-women’s meeting? (Signed,) Scared of Women

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/NewsLetter2021-05.pdf

VOLUME 15 ISSUE 4 PAGE 6

Dear Grace: How do I, as an SAA member, know the difference between abstinence from my inner circle behavior and sexual anorexia?

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/NewsLetter07-2021.pdf

VOLUME 15 ISSUE 5 PAGE 6

Dear Grace: Is the Women’s Outreach Committee going away?

Answer: https://saa-recovery.org/wp-content/uploads/NewsLetter2021-09.pdf

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