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Jan F (Shawnee, OK)
11/13/1991 in Knoxville, TN  EVENT: 18th Tennessee Al-Anon Convention  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 1 hr 4 min )

"I was a basket case of negative emotions...I was in a spiritual coma."

Palmer G (Miami, FL)
7/1/2017 in Nashville, TN  EVENT: 36th Music City Roundup  TYPE: Al-Anon, Male, Story  ( 1 hr 11 min )

"I came primed and ready when I met 'her'."

"I had this cellophane wall that I couldn't reach out and you couldn't reach in."

"I have to remember for me, that I am my own qualifier for Al-Anon.
I marry alcoholic women because I qualify for Al-Anon.
I don't qualify for Al-Anon because I marry alcoholic women."

Jenny C (Dallas, TX)
8/6/2016 in Atlanta, GA  EVENT: 41st Atlanta Roundup  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 1 hr 1 min )

"It is very arbitrary the rules I choose to follow."

Patti N (Mar Vista, CA)
10/2/1999 in Powell, AZ  EVENT: Serenity by the Lake  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 41 min )

"And I was very much at dis-ease."

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."

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."

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."

Hilda H (Smithville, VA)
Jan 1993 in Myrtle Beach, SC  EVENT: 14th Gratitude Retreat  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 54 min )

"I was never happy at any point in my life. If it was Saturday, I wished it was Monday. If it were winter, I wanted summer to come and if it was night I wished it was day. It was always going to be better at some other time or when something else happened. That's changed for me today and I am very grateful. I depended on other people to make me happy and when I wasn't happy it was someone else's fault."

Glenda R (Simsboro, LA)
9/27/2008 in Myrtle Beach, SC  EVENT: 37th Fellowship by the Sea  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 53 min )

"I had a God before I got here and my God led me to my alcoholic and my alcoholic led me to Al-Anon and Al-Anon led me to ya'll and ya'll led me back to a more understanding God than I ever had."

Sue S (Shreveport, LA)
Nov 1985 in Amarillo, TX  EVENT: Midwinter Conference  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 1 hr 1 min )

"I qualify for the program of Al-Anon because my husband tells me he's an alcoholic and I believe him! I have not always believed everything he's told me."