The Only One I Could Change

Before Al-Anon I was so sure I could fix both my marriage and my husband. I tried self-help books, couples counseling, and women’s shelters. I thought about Al-Anon, but I denied that alcoholism was the whole problem. I was ashamed of our marriage, but we put on an act for family and made it look …

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No Longer Fearful

When I got to Al-Anon, I was fearful of my alcoholic husband – afraid of his rages, of things he might say to me, of riding in the car with him, and of the possibility he might leave me. I felt hopeless and trapped. I received the gift of hope at my first Al-Anon meeting. …

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No Substitute

Al-Anon has turned out to be the very best thing I have ever done for myself. Although I knew that I didn’t cause the drinking, I couldn’t control it, and I couldn’t cure it, the disease of alcoholism in our family was destroying all of us. I had already gone to individual counseling and read …

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