Alcoholics Anonymous killed my marriage - An acclaimed war reporter, JANINE DI GIOVANNI fell head over heels for a hard-drinking rival. Their love survived many battles, except one.
By Janine Di Giovanni Last updated at 11:36 PM on 29th June 2011
"I went to an AA Christmas party, and while everyone was friendly and welcoming, it was clear they set a wall between ‘us and them’.
Like many wives living with alcoholic husbands, I was not an addict or an alcoholic and, therefore, I was an outsider. I could never understand their suffering, their pain. Bruno changed, too. While he stayed sober, he stopped seeing our friends and he stopped socialising with the world that was not AA.
People were either ‘my cult’ as he jokingly called them or ‘not my cult’.
By that he meant non-alcoholics - meaning me.
It was a no-win situation - I wanted desperately for my husband to survive and be sober, but I did not want to lose him to the smelly hall of The American Church on Quai d’Orsay where he seemed to enter another world. The world of AA.
I met a lovely woman at an AA party who spelt it out for me. ‘It’s amazing that you guys are still together,’ she said. ‘Most people who get sober find it impossible to carry on with the relationship they had while they were drinking.’"
Read entire story how her marriage survived war, but it couldn't survive because she was a normie: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2009615/Alcoholics-Anonymous-k...