I was an ACOA member for a few years. It really helped me in a lot of ways, but during my 4th-5th steps, I felt slut-shaming for having early sexual experiences, experiences I only had after a history of sexual abuse. I was taking responsibility for my “bad acts” and having that reinforced. Much more harmful than helpful. I can’t help but think the religious nature of the group drove that, too. It’s a shame because there is a lot there that could work.

Chances are I have a migraine. My spirit guides are Voltaire & Bierce. Considering making SJW into a religion. Genealogist

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