Byron tells an important story.
Please welcome Byron Hamel to #BeREALationships as he tells us how the relationship between two other men stuck with him over the years.
I’m sitting there wishing I was someplace else.
Circa 1996. A certain unnamed sobriety support group.
A bunch of people seated in a shitty broke down room, forming a loose rectangle we call a circle.
The air is thick with cigarette smoke; sour with despair.
Just a whole lot of hurt and messed up people trying to stay sober. Group therapy, if you wanna call it that. Maybe more of a place to go where there’s at least some people living through the hardships you are. Staying off the drugs. The alcohol.
Helpful at times.
This time, I find myself observing. Two passive aggressive guys. One’s in the big chair, leading the meeting from behind a desk. The other is right next to that desk, confined to…
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