My sponsor has been with me from my first 2 weeks in recovery up to now, 16+ years later. She is also the one that steered me to outside professional help. The nature of our relationship has, of course, changed somewhat. We are friends today also, however, I still look to her for guidance in real life issues that arise. I've noticed that a couple of people posted that their sponsors took them through the steps once and their relationship stopped at that. I can't imagine eliminating such a valuable resource. Whatever works for the individual is okey dokey with me but I just wondered what others take is on sponsorship.
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