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I Went to Al-anon

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    November 5. Let's Make a Deal. "The relationship just wasn't working out, and I wanted it to so badly. I kept thinking if I just made myself look prettier, if I just tried to be a...
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    November 5. Let's Make a Deal. "The relationship just wasn't working out, and I wanted it to so badly. I kept thinking if I just made myself look prettier, if I just tried to be a...
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    November 5. Let's Make a Deal. "The relationship just wasn't working out, and I wanted it to so badly. I kept thinking if I just made myself look prettier, if I just tried to be a...
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    November 5. Let's Make a Deal. "The relationship just wasn't working out, and I wanted it to so badly. I kept thinking if I just made myself look prettier, if I just tried to be a...
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    November 5. Let's Make a Deal. "The relationship just wasn't working out, and I wanted it to so badly. I kept thinking if I just made myself look prettier, if I just tried to be a...
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    November 5. Let's Make a Deal. "The relationship just wasn't working out, and I wanted it to so badly. I kept thinking if I just made myself look prettier, if I just tried to be a...
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    October 27. Step Eleven. "Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and...
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    October 27. Step Eleven. "Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and...
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    October 27. Step Eleven. "Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and...
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    October 27. Step Eleven. "Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and...
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    October 27. Step Eleven. "Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and...
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    October 27. Step Eleven. "Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and...
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    October 27. Step Eleven. "Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and...
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    October 27. Step Eleven. "Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and...
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    Consider for a moment all the things we google search, all the things that our friends search, and that people outside those circles of people probably google search for everyday...
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    Skrillex is a grey alien Hear me out. I know the title of this article is quite far fetched but I have some really interesting things to share with you! So, last night. I went to...
    TheTonesss TheTonesss 18-21, M Oct 23

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    I had dinner with an old friend from college this weekend. We talked about everything and anything (well, not everything for me). In any event, I knew that several years ago, she...
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    I suffer from depression, I self harm almost every night now and I have a lot of suicidal thoughts. I get bullied for my appearance, skin colour and weight. My parents expect me to...
    IllBeGoneSoon IllBeGoneSoon 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 30

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    I went trough some really bad stuff in the last few months . During that time I really got to see who my REAL friends and family were . They hurt me beyond words I can find to...
    StaDaKazem StaDaKazem 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    I woke up again today with slightly less pain than what I've felt over the last couple of months. Usually I've been feeling it from the moment I open my eyes till the moment I...
    AlexCorvace AlexCorvace 26-30, M 4 Responses Oct 21

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    Oh dear this could take a while lol ok.. 1. I love to talk just as much as I love to listen. So you may get interrupted - but that does not mean that I want you to stop talking...
    Notthatkindofgirl Notthatkindofgirl 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    I don't ... Not for my personal use anyway I do have a business profile on there and that's fine I'm okay with that. Using Facebook for interacting socially doesn't appeal to me...
    Mmmcherries Mmmcherries 46-50, F 7 Responses Nov 4

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    Okay - this isn't something I'd usually do. Hence why I decided to do it anonymously. I wanted to talk to somebody or let it out because I've kept it in for a long time. I blamed...
    xJulysAngelx xJulysAngelx 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 6

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    So, just like every time I post something like this, all of the names are fake, just so that everyone remains anonymous. I am fifteen years old and in high school. One of my...
    directioner600 directioner600 13-15, F Nov 7

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    Haven't been to EP since 2012. I was in a bad place and kind of still am. Its is interesting to reflect on what I went through 2 years ago. EP was a good thing that happened to me...
    NewMomma26 NewMomma26 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 12

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