He did it by finding his “quite place in the sun” finally in the late 50s. Once he did, Bill lived on in a loving, peaceful relationship with his life-long wife Lois, free from anger, resentment and fear - for another twenty years. Had he lived longer, not succumbing to physical impairments of his past, undoubtedly the shedding of his obsessions would have continued as his quite obvious spiritual progress continued.
Viewing the old interviews with Bill and Lois, sometimes in the backyard of their home in Katonah NY, as well as others - is amazing. They reveal the couples mutual love and respect for each other, the spirituality they shared and the peace and ease of living that only those on a spiritual path toward God can know. It pours off the screen.
Yeah, I know. There are loads of sickos who are bent on inciting doubt about Bill and therefore AA, ignoring the marital growth and the inspired relationship shared by this couple - who prefer to tout Bill and Lois’s union as a sick prototype for failed man/woman relations… but boy are they off the mark. Such irascible, revisionary thought reveals quite a bit about themselves.
Let’s hope no one gossips about any of us fifty or a hundred years from now, especially with rumor full of odious half truths about our relationships, lifestyles and especially our personal relationship with God.