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    Welcome to our Guests!

    We're so glad you're here and interested in Moderation Management. We know how you feel right now. A little bit lost? A little bit desperate? Scared? Ashamed? How do we know this? Because every single one of us were you at one time. We're waiting to welcome over at the Private Forum and we hope you'll join us soon. Would you like a peek into what's waiting for you over there? Here's an excerpt from a story written by one of our members about what she found when she joined one of our communities.

    "In the middle of one of those nights though, I somehow stumbled upon Moderation Management, and my life has been forever changed. That night I bumbled my way through the website and finally found the listserv. There I read posts from people who were facing exactly the same awful, hideous, shameful problem I faced, and they were cracking jokes, making up songs, holding virtual hands, freewheeling through days of abstaining and weeks of moderation like it was some gigantic carnival game. They were also weeping on each other’s shoulder, offering words of encouragement, and whispering little pearls of grace. When someone drank when they didn’t plan to, or drank too much, they were wrapped in virtual warm hugs, held tight for support, and reminded that today is brand new. These kind people were practicing what I now recognize as compassion. Pema Chodron teaches us that, “Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.”

    Compassion, that is what is what you will find here at MM, whether you join the MM Private Forum or the MM Listserv or both or take part in one of our phone meetings, face-to-face meetings or chats. We won't tell you what to do, we'll tell you what we've done and if it worked or not.

    When you're ready, we're here.