Definition of Partnership:
The state of being a partner or partners.

Synonyms of Partnership:
Association, collaboration, union, fellowship, etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs. Readers are encouraged to click external links for more detail. We hope you find them helpful.

Love in fellowship.


When the distortion of family life through alcohol has been great, a long period of patient striving may be necessary. The alcoholic firmly but lovingly commences to behave like a partner instead of like a bad boy. –As Bill Sees It | More… (p.292)

The Great Spirit created a system which would allow us to reproduce, to have companionship, to love, to laugh, to cry and be happy.
Man and Woman each have gifts the other doesn’t have.

But, together they have these gifts to share with each other.
The Great Spirit made it this way.

So let us treat each other with respect.
Let us look upon each other in a sacred way. –Elders | More…


Knowing that we lack the power to stay clean and find recovery on our own, we enter into a partnership with a Power greater than we are.

We make a commitment to live in the care of our Higher Power and, in return, our Higher Power guides us. This partnership is vital to staying clean.

Our part in this partnership is to do the very best we can each day, showing up for life and doing what’s put in front of us. Applying the principles of recovery to the best of our ability.

We promise to do the best we can—not to fake it, not to pretend to be superhuman.
We simply to do the footwork of recovery.  In fulfilling our part of the recovery partnership, we experience the care our Higher Power has provided us. –Just For Today | More…


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