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Nell E (Okmulge, OK)
May 1993 in Lake of the Ozarks, MO  EVENT: 25th Annual Missouri AFG Convention  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 52 min )

"All I wanted to do was kill him."

Bonnie (AA) and Paul (AFG) L (Paduka, KY)
10/16/1965 in Macon, GA  EVENT: 12th Georgia State Convention  TYPE: AA and Al-Anon, Both, Story  ( 1 hr 16 min )

"It is a bit much to ask a woman who has spent 30 years trying to hide her problem to get up here and tell all."

Winnie E (La Puenta, CA)
5/20-22/1988 in Fort Wayne, IN  EVENT: 13th Annual Indiana Al-Anon Convention  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 58 min )

"It's alright."

Detachment, Love, and Forgiveness (AFG) (Various)
7/3/2015 in Atlanta, GA  EVENT: AA International 2015  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 1 hr 8 min )

"I am a sponge for other people's emotions."

"And elephants do what elephants do."

The Al-Anon spends half a life cleaning up after the elephant. Then the alcoholic comes into the rooms and laughs at the mess they made of "their" lives.

Detachment says in part,

"Elephants do what they do but not to poop on me...but I can love them right where they are..and I didn't have to fix him."

"I quit saying I was sorry so much because that is not my name."

Jan C (Houston, TX)
7/18/1998 in Atlanta, GA  EVENT: 23rd Allatoona Roundup  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 1 hr 16 min )

"I was like a chameleon on a plaid skirt."

"Trying to keep an alcoholic sober is like trying to teach a pig to sing.

It doesn't work and it just annoys the pig."

Fran B (Coffeeville, MS)
2/26-3/1/1992 in St. Simons Island, GA  EVENT: 30th St. Simons Island Weekend  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 48 min )

"I know that into each life some rain must fall and, you know, I'm glad mine was spiked because it gave me Al-Anon and it gave me this Program and it gave me a way to live."

Humor and Recovery (AFG) (??,AL,CA)
7/3/2015 in Atlanta, GA  EVENT: AA International 2015  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 1 hr 11 min )

"When you learn to laugh at yourself you will never run out of material...and people don't have to pretend that I'm perfect."

Jan H (Fredericksburg, TX)
9/26/2009 in Myrtle Beach, SC  EVENT: 38th Fellowship by the Sea  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 1 hr 4 min )

"I was a desperate women on a relentless search for love and I searched for it in all the wrong places."

Donna L (Whitney, TX)
12/1/1977 in Palm Springs, CA  EVENT: Palm Desert Roundup  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 36 min )

"If you ever get in trouble - Power will get you out."

She says,

"I do not ever have to be afraid again."

Cathy C (Mesa, AZ)
8/7/1993 in Orlando, FL  EVENT: 49th SE Conf/37th FL State Conv  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 1 hr )

"We had skid row at home."