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I Went to Al-anon

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    So the question is always, "If you can't show me a photo or let me hear your voice, how do I know you're really a girl?" Let me tell you, if I *was* a guy pretending to be a girl...
    aphroditespriestess aphroditespriestess 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    14 days sober. I went to 3 meetings now. I feel hurt for all the people I let down and hurt but taking one day at a time.
    MyStruggleIsMyself MyStruggleIsMyself 31-35, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am in a long term relationship with a great guy, he is the salt of the earth, would give you the shirt of his back, has actually saved several peoples lives when he saw them in...
    DonnaJL DonnaJL 66-70, F 19 hrs ago

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    August 24. Step Eight. "Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all." —Step Eight of Al-Anon The Eighth Step is not meant to...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 24

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    August 24. Step Eight. "Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all." —Step Eight of Al-Anon The Eighth Step is not meant to...
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    August 24. Step Eight. "Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all." —Step Eight of Al-Anon The Eighth Step is not meant to...
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    August 24. Step Eight. "Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all." —Step Eight of Al-Anon The Eighth Step is not meant to...
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    August 24. Step Eight. "Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all." —Step Eight of Al-Anon The Eighth Step is not meant to...
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    August 24. Step Eight. "Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all." —Step Eight of Al-Anon The Eighth Step is not meant to...
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    August 24. Step Eight. "Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all." —Step Eight of Al-Anon The Eighth Step is not meant to...
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    August 24. Step Eight. "Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all." —Step Eight of Al-Anon The Eighth Step is not meant to...
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    August 26. Making Amends. "Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others." —Step Nine of Al-Anon When we make amends...
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    August 26. Making Amends. "Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others." —Step Nine of Al-Anon When we make amends...
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    August 26. Making Amends. "Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others." —Step Nine of Al-Anon When we make amends...
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    August 26. Making Amends. "Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others." —Step Nine of Al-Anon When we make amends...
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    August 26. Making Amends. "Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others." —Step Nine of Al-Anon When we make amends...
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    August 26. Making Amends. "Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others." —Step Nine of Al-Anon When we make amends...
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    August 26. Making Amends. "Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others." —Step Nine of Al-Anon When we make amends...
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    August 26. Making Amends. "Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others." —Step Nine of Al-Anon When we make amends...
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    September 2. Detaching with Love with Children. "It's one thing to let go of my husband and let him suffer the consequences. But how do I let go of my children? Isn't it different...
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    September 2. Detaching with Love with Children. "It's one thing to let go of my husband and let him suffer the consequences. But how do I let go of my children? Isn't it different...
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    September 2. Detaching with Love with Children. "It's one thing to let go of my husband and let him suffer the consequences. But how do I let go of my children? Isn't it different...
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    September 2. Detaching with Love with Children. "It's one thing to let go of my husband and let him suffer the consequences. But how do I let go of my children? Isn't it different...
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    September 2. Detaching with Love with Children. "It's one thing to let go of my husband and let him suffer the consequences. But how do I let go of my children? Isn't it different...
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    September 2. Detaching with Love with Children. "It's one thing to let go of my husband and let him suffer the consequences. But how do I let go of my children? Isn't it different...
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    September 2. Detaching with Love with Children. "It's one thing to let go of my husband and let him suffer the consequences. But how do I let go of my children? Isn't it different...
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    September 2. Detaching with Love with Children. "It's one thing to let go of my husband and let him suffer the consequences. But how do I let go of my children? Isn't it different...
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    September 5. Step Ten. "Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it." —Step Ten of Al Anon Once we have worked our way to this Step, we...
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    September 5. Step Ten. "Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it." —Step Ten of Al Anon Once we have worked our way to this Step, we...
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    September 5. Step Ten. "Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it." —Step Ten of Al Anon Once we have worked our way to this Step, we...
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    September 5. Step Ten. "Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it." —Step Ten of Al Anon Once we have worked our way to this Step, we...
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    September 5. Step Ten. "Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it." —Step Ten of Al Anon Once we have worked our way to this Step, we...
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    September 5. Step Ten. "Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it." —Step Ten of Al Anon Once we have worked our way to this Step, we...
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    September 5. Step Ten. "Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it." —Step Ten of Al Anon Once we have worked our way to this Step, we...
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    September 5. Step Ten. "Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it." —Step Ten of Al Anon Once we have worked our way to this Step, we...
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    MIRACLES Do Happen If You Stay (This is my updated experience I posted about 6 years ago, I lost my account and so I am reposting and updating some information on it...
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    I've been posting about the same topic for a while, and I feel like posting again so I can ventilate as I'm having a terrible morning. Nearly two months ago, my ex-girlfriend broke...
    xSundip xSundip 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 20

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