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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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1.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... anger.   BB How It Works, p.66  
If we were to live, we had to be free of anger.


2.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... anger.   BB The Family Afterward, p.135  
His wife is one of those persons who really feels there is something rather sinful about these commodities, so she nagged, and her intolerance finally threw him into a fit of anger.


3.
View STEP TEN essay   ... anger?   12&12 Step Ten, p.90  
What about "justifiable" anger?


4.
View STEP TEN essay   ... anger.   12&12 Step Ten, p.90  
Nor were we ever skillful in separating justified from unjustified anger.


5.
View STEP SIX essay   ... anger, a polite form of murder by ...   12&12 Step Six, p.67  
Gossip barbed with our anger, a polite form of murder by character assassination, has its satisfactions for us, too.


6.
View STEP SIX essay   ... anger also can be very enjoyable.   12&12 Step Six, p.67  
Self-righteous anger also can be very enjoyable.


7.
View STEP THREE essay   ... anger and fear, society breaking up into ...   12&12 Step Three, p.37  
Everywhere he sees people filled with anger and fear, society breaking up into warring fragments.


8.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... anger and hurt pride might be the ...   12&12 Step Five, p.59  
Or anger and hurt pride might be the smoke screen under which we were hiding some of our defects while we blamed others for them.


9.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... anger, fear, frustration, or misunderstanding, and permit ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
Just saying it over and over will often enable us to clear a channel choked up with anger, fear, frustration, or misunderstanding, and permit us to return to the surest help of all -- our search for God's will, not our own, in the moment of stress.


10.
View STEP TEN essay   ... anger, fear, jealousy, and the like.   12&12 Step Ten, p.88  
That is the emotional hangover, the direct result of yesterday's and sometimes today's excesses of negative emotion -- anger, fear, jealousy, and the like.


11.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth.   12&12 Step Four, p.48  
To avoid falling into confusion over the names these defects should be called, let's take a universally recognized list of major human failings -- the Seven Deadly Sins of pride, greed, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth.


12.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... anger in others.   12&12 Step Eight, p.80  
If our tempers are consistently bad, we arouse anger in others.


13.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... anger, jealousy, and revenge are likely to ...   12&12 Step Four, p.44  
If the pursuit of wealth tramples upon people who happen to be in the way, then anger, jealousy, and revenge are likely to be aroused.


14.
View STEP TEN essay   ... anger ought to be left to those ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.90  
We have found that justified anger ought to be left to those better qualified to handle it.


15.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... anger, self-pity, and depression.   12&12 Step Four, p.52  
The most common symptoms of emotional insecurity are worry, anger, self-pity, and depression.


16.
View STEP TEN essay   Anger, that occasional luxury of more balanced ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.90  
Anger, that occasional luxury of more balanced people, could keep us on an emotional jag indefinitely.


17.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... anger we had intended to use on ...   12&12 Step Four, p.47  
We had to see that when we harbored grudges and planned revenge for such defeats, we were really beating ourselves with the club of anger we had intended to use on others.


18.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... anger, worry, depression, jealousy or the like.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.37  
In some circumstances we have gone out deliberately to get drunk, feeling ourselves justified by nervousness, anger, worry, depression, jealousy or the like.


19.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... anger, worry, self-pity, or foolish decisions.   BB Into Action, p.88  
We are then in much less danger of excitement, fear, anger, worry, self-pity, or foolish decisions.


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