Angry responses to posts seemed to be going around yesterday. To what I wrote yesterday, l add three things:
In Al-Anon, we learn to pay attention to our gut feelings and reservations, rather than dismissing and negating them to please another person.
We are under no obligation whatsoever to say yes to everyone who asks us to sponsor them. It's an intimate relationship, and we all have the basic human right to choose our relationships.
Even in sponsorship, we are permitted personal boundaries.