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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."

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."

Terry W (Fort Worth, TX)
4/22/2000 in New Orleans, LA  EVENT: 32nd Deep South AA Convention  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 1 hr 4 min )

"We had no friends and no one walked into that house."

"It was getting worse but I was starting to feel better."

Kathy H (Cincinnati, OH)
7/17/2004 in Atlanta, GA  EVENT: 29th Atlanta Roundup  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 1 hr 13 min )

"Our Father which art in heaven, how'd you know my name?"

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."

AFG--Detachment, Love, and Forgiveness (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."

Bob F (Louisville, KY)
May 1999 in Laughlin, NV  EVENT: 15th Tri-State Roundup  TYPE: Al-Anon, Male, Story  ( 1 hr 2 min )

"That is not a bald spot on my head. It is a solar panel for a sex machine."

"I have not found it necessary to manage, manipulate or control since I came into the Program..."

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."

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."

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."