(noun) The mutually beneficial and reciprocal relationship between a sponsor and a sponsee in Alcoholics Anonymous, where both parties contribute to each other’s recovery journey; from Brazilian Portuguese: “patrocinador” (Sponsor) and Dutch “wederkerig” (reciprocal).

Patroweder embodies the symbiotic nature of the connection between a sponsor and a sponsee in Alcoholics Anonymous. This term underscores the idea that the relationship is not unidirectional; rather, it involves a reciprocal exchange where both individuals contribute to the shared goal of recovery. It emphasizes the mutual support, guidance, and learning that occurs within this dynamic partnership, fostering a sense of unity and shared responsibility for each other’s well-being on the path to sobriety.

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