I Went to Al-anon

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 31 People

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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, 2015

    ....

    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 help. I feel like a battlefield between depression and superiority. I go in turns from trying to understand why I am so much less than what I am expected to be, what I...
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    5 Responses Apr 9
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    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 3
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    LeahLovee LeahLovee
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