The Traditions that follow bind us together in unity. They guide the groups in their relations with other groups, with A.A. and the outside world. They recommend group attitudes toward leadership, membership, money, property, public relations and anonymity.
The Traditions evolved from the experience of A.A. groups in trying to solve their problems of living and working together. Al‑Anon adopted these group guidelines and over the years has found them sound and wise. Although they are only suggestions, Al‑Anon’s unity and perhaps even its survival are dependent on adherence to these principles.