I loved hearing about my family’s history from my older relatives as I grew up, so it seemed only natural that I eventually inherited the role of family historian. Through the years, I’ve accumulated not only facts and
When I first came to Al‑Anon, I didn’t have time for patience. Although it had taken me years to recognize that I was affected by living with alcoholism, I suddenly expected an overnight recovery. In those early years, I
The three-sided triangle that symbolizes our fellowship is a reminder that the Steps are for my personal recovery, the Traditions are for my use in my relationships with others, and the Concepts guide me as I perform service.
When I started attending Al‑Anon meetings, I remember seeing a three-ring binder in the group’s supply cabinet. I had no idea what was in the booklets it contained. A couple of years later, I began working at a
When my spouse retired, his behaviour changed. I couldn’t understand what was happening, especially when he became verbally aggressive toward me for trivial matters. I found an online story from someone describing what she termed a dry drunk.
Growing up in an alcoholic family, I learned to survive by keeping my opinions and thoughts to myself. I judged myself to be a nobody. Later, this affected my relationships with my husband and three daughters. When one