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I Went to Al-anon

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 30 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I think it’s time to be very honest with myself because I think I haven’t been lately. I’ve been involved in a ton of drama lately and I’m not entirely guilt-free. I...
    SpilledSecrets SpilledSecrets 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    My Story. I would like to tell you all now, rejection is nothing to fear. I have known a girl for years now, to protect her anonymity I'll call her "C", It was love at first sight...
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