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I Went to Al-anon

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Dec 9, 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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    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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    I took what I liked and left the rest: My

    caring, Higher Power, which having had a spiritual awakening while working my personal, Al-Anon Recovery Program, I took the Al-Anon approved literature: Courage to change and Hope for Today, my subscription to the Forum, a mini meeting in a booklet. And my sponsor. When I...
    Antonymous666 Antonymous666 36-40 May 27

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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 4 Responses May 7, 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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    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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    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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    As I was watching the movie Fahrenheit 451, it made me think of a few things. I noticed that Montag (the main character) just agreed with whatever his captain said and never...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    Four weeks ago I experienced the extreme climax of yet another depression triggered/nervous breakdown. The month preceding that I was in what I thought was a beautiful...
    SoberingBabySteps SoberingBabySteps 31-35, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    First this morning, I'm frustrated to be having trouble finding my first post that I made the other day about my Al-Anon thoughts; I'm aiming to use this MeToo venue as a personal...
    WonderWoman5000us7 WonderWoman5000us7 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I remember in grade school hearing about how everyone over the internet are dangerous. Of course, that's not true at all, but I eventually became too carefree and that really...
    SomethingPink SomethingPink 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    I told my parents tonight. It went better than expected. But it's still probably time for me to move out so I can pursue this without fear. I couldn't have gotten through the rest...
    missmalky missmalky 18-21, T 1 Response Jun 26

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    Today I went to my brothers house. I've been sober a total of 7 days today and he was/is one of my main enablers. He left to go get some drugs and I stayed to continue my work on...
    gellis123 gellis123 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    Parading across a desert base, hundreds of Sunni tribesmen who graduated a crash training course stood ready to take on the Islamic State group on behalf of a government that many...
    valha11a valha11a 46-50, M Jun 21

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    London: He was barely old enough to drive in Britain. But last Saturday, Talha Asmal, a 17-year-old high school student from West Yorkshire, apparently detonated a Toyota Land...
    valha11a valha11a 46-50, M Jun 18

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    Suicide is a permanent solution to temporary problems. What’s going on now is temporary. You’ll get happier and the things that have been going wrong will not result in...
    JadahEvans JadahEvans 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 15

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    It's always there in the background somewhere, you think wow today I've survived.. again? Really? What was the point of it now I'm here sitting alone and in tears for whatever...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 13

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    When I take a look at my marriage I know that it's got all been for her, the alternatives created have tried to mould me into somebody else, I have a look at myself and do not...
    Matthew6307xyx5 Matthew6307xyx5 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 13

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    Just now I went to check out this site www. secrettalk, that someone on here said it was anonymous, so I went on there, and posted about beautiful her. When ever I want to post...
    shelikesher shelikesher 70+ Jun 12

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    Here we go again!Fourteen year old, bikini wearing, Black girls are considered a "threat" to the GOD fearing, gun-toting, ignorant, hate-filled half of American civilization...
    HiPpIeRoNiN HiPpIeRoNiN 31-35, M 5 Responses Jun 11

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