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I Went to Al-anon

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    Mother/Daughter Relationship

    Curious.  From a child I always felt a sort of distance from my mother (hard to explain this feeling), but I know the feeling I had was real and still very real.  For years I had convinced myself it was me, that perhaps I was very over sensitive.   I am...
    shadow111 shadow111 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 17, 2009

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    Putting Down The Baby

    I am finally putting down the baby………….I was almost 68 years old, and I am finally putting putting her down!  I finally realized that it was time, you think?  But it took a real “thump” on the head (or was that the heart?) to come to this conclusion!  Rachel>[1...
    pwp43 pwp43 66-70 1 Response Aug 12, 2011

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    I Quit Going To Al-anon. Again.

    The title of this group is "I Went to Al-Anon" not "I currently go to Al-Anon." Which is important because I used to go to Al-Anon meetings regularly 4 years ago, then I quit. Recently, my alcoholic spouse got busted for drunk driving (again), and decided to start going to AA...
    UFOsR4real UFOsR4real 41-45, M 3 Responses May 7, 2012

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    The Way An Alnon Member Treated Me

    I'm a grateful member of alanon.  And I've posted a story in one of the alanon groups on Experience Project.  It was mostly about my mixed opinions and unresolve on an alanon book I'm reading. Someone else claiming to be an alanon member commented on my post  and...
    FlyingNinjas FlyingNinjas 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2009

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    I Need This

    I am planning on attending an al-anon meeting in the town where I'm moving to in a few weeks. I dated an alcoholic/addict off and on for 2 years and even today after severing ties with him I get angry and resentful at him and the **** he put me through and the reactions and...
    SzabadeletSzabadmadar SzabadeletSzabadmadar 26-30, F Aug 1, 2009

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    Alanon

    Love alanon. no one will tell you how to solve your problems there but if you keep going you will find answers for your own life.
    kgb321 kgb321 36-40, M 6 Responses Jun 15, 2009

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    Grateful Member Of Alanon

    I have been attending a meeting for 6 weeks now. I have opened my eyes to the problems in my life and been able to make big changes already. This program has brought a lot of happiness to my life. I have started taking responsibility for my problems and realized solutions. I am...
    emily54 emily54 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 9, 2013

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    My Story

    first of all, I am a widow...husbands parents are active alcoholics....my parents PARENT where alcoholics.... mom and dad are NOT drinkers but have the traits of the dysfunction...which was brought into my life..... I have been going to AL ANON for almost 2 years *coming up in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 3, 2012

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    ....

    Went. Past tense. I went every week, sometimes multiple times a week, read every day, had a sponsor, etc. for 6 months or so. It helped....for awhile. I'm honestly not sure why I stopped going. I thought I was ready for Step 4, my sponsor thought it was too early, and that's...
    follower8705 follower8705 22-25 1 Response Jan 14, 2012

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    Where To Begin?

    Hello everyone, I'm a very new member of al-anon, I started a little over two months ago. I find my meetings inspiring and fill me with hope, a little every week. They essentially keep me sane. I am the sole caretaker of my 52 year old alcoholic mother. I am 24 and studying...
    juicedluce juicedluce 22-25 2 Responses Jul 21, 2010

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    From Chaos to Order

    I grew up in chaos to say the least. I had a lot of resentments, anger,shame and confusion. I was like a time bomb waiting to go off                         ...
    Terasa151 Terasa151 61-65, F 3 Responses Jan 19, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I'm the oldest child in my family, 32 years old now. As long as I can remember I have always felt abnormal, and could never understand how my friends were able to be sole...
    ladybutterfly82 ladybutterfly82 31-35, F Jun 29

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    I have been dating a drug addict for three years. He didnt use for the first year, and I didnt even know he had ever had a problem until a year later. Then, after we got back...
    Dots2014 Dots2014 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    July 6. Step Seven. Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings. —Step Seven of Al-Anon In the Sixth and Seventh Steps of the program, we become willing to let go of our...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 6

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    July 6. Step Seven. Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings. —Step Seven of Al-Anon In the Sixth and Seventh Steps of the program, we become willing to let go of our...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 6

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    July 6. Step Seven. Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings. —Step Seven of Al-Anon In the Sixth and Seventh Steps of the program, we become willing to let go of our...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    July 6. Step Seven. Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings. —Step Seven of Al-Anon In the Sixth and Seventh Steps of the program, we become willing to let go of our...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 6

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    July 6. Step Seven. Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings. —Step Seven of Al-Anon In the Sixth and Seventh Steps of the program, we become willing to let go of our...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 6

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    July 6. Step Seven. Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings. —Step Seven of Al-Anon In the Sixth and Seventh Steps of the program, we become willing to let go of our...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 6

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    July 6. Step Seven. Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings. —Step Seven of Al-Anon In the Sixth and Seventh Steps of the program, we become willing to let go of our...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 6

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    July 6. Step Seven. Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings. —Step Seven of Al-Anon In the Sixth and Seventh Steps of the program, we become willing to let go of our...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    So yeah, i think i'm kinda in love with my German teacher.. What's coming are a lot of private and detailed stuff. So my parents divorced when i was 12, and it was very hard...
    Elienseys Elienseys 16-17, F 6 Responses Jun 28

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    So It was during my Junior year that I discovered I had a huge crush on my teacher... It was after we where reading a play (He read the part of the man my character was in love...
    Dpreukssiya Dpreukssiya 18-21, F Jul 12

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    So It was during my Junior year that I discovered I had a huge crush on my teacher... It was after we where reading a play (He read the part of the man my character was in love...
    Dpreukssiya Dpreukssiya 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 12

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    I have been with my husband for 9 year this october, and I always believed we would be forever and I refuse to let go of that belief. I don't know why I am posting on this website...
    Abooboo77 Abooboo77 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 29

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    Today's counseling was interesting. My wife jumped in and said she wanted to respond to a question from last week. The counselor had asked her if she felt unloveable because she...
    ImBatmanNow ImBatmanNow 51-55, M 16 Responses Jul 6

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    I was having an affair with a married man since September. I went into it for a physical needs type if thing, but it quickly deepened. He was the one who initiated the deeper...
    lavc lavc 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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    anonymous(but i wont state the place and my name and other people involved in my story i was born in 1992 ,when i was 2years old my mother took to live with my sister granny .i...
    dbali123 dbali123 22-25, F Jul 15

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    1) It's a bit hard to get in my circle. I will not add you if you are a perv, or if we have never spoken. And even if we have I might not, depends on how our conversation went and...
    superkitty17 superkitty17 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    Are you obsessed with women's panties? Do you wear them hoping that no one discovers your wearing them or not? Worried that society will make fun of you if they discover you're...
    Agwwgp Agwwgp 41-45, M Jun 28

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    Tonight I went to a Randy Houser concert and I absolutely loved it. This obviously wasn't my first concert, but for me it doesn't even matter who's playing: I'm addicted to the...
    justsayyes2 justsayyes2 16-17, F Jun 30

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    I am sure lots of people can relate to this but I grew up in an emotionally abusive environment. My parents fought every single bloody day, screaming at each other, screaming at me...
    thiswatermelonlovesme thiswatermelonlovesme 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 2

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    I found him. I didn't even know that this was a "thing", until I...knew. This is without a doubt, the strangest thing that has ever happened in my life. When I was a teenager, for...
    hecate3 hecate3 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    From the beginning of this year I knew I had my work cut out for me. But I didn't know how hard it would truly be. I go to a Private school, we have a small amount of students at...
    rachelharperr rachelharperr 13-15, F Jul 6

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    They say that a successful marriage requires falling in love to the same person many times, but what if you don't feel love anymore only hatred covering all your heart?They say...
    ilovemygrandpa ilovemygrandpa 18-21, F Jul 7

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    Last year my family were out from around 6pm to 7pm each Friday, so I thought I'd have some fun. I'd ***** naked, walk into my back garden and round the side of my house to the...
    Bartimaues Bartimaues 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 14

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    Once on my ask fm profile some anonymous guy who said he went to school with me asked me why do I wear tight clothes and high heel shoes as it's "very unladylike and guys will look...
    XxVivaLaBellaxX XxVivaLaBellaxX 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I found EP during the summer of 2013. I had never heard of it and I'm not really fond of social media in general so I definitely wasn't looking for this place at all. For whatever...
    NerdyGirl78 NerdyGirl78 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My boyfriend and I have been together for 2 years & we have a child together. There was a death in my family last week so I have to travel out of state to attend the funeral. So...
    M0ka M0ka 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I was obsessed with how fat I was even before I was really fat haha which led to an obsession with food that is taking over my life... I found out this week I was 291 lbs and...
    ratherbeknitting ratherbeknitting 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    10 ways to tell someone u hate them.1.Ignore them.2.Walk away from them.3.Play pranks that will ruin their reputation. (That is, if they even have one lol)4.Increase your OWN...
    SunniBunni101 SunniBunni101 18-21 2 Responses 2 days ago

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