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Marce W (Lake Whitney, TX)
7/4/1987 in Nashville, TN  EVENT: 6th Music City Roundup  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 53 min )

"... cause some are sicker than others."

"I always thought that if I could be free then I would be happy but, you know, the Al-Anon Program has taught me how to be free...it's an inside job and it doesn't matter that much what 'they' say or 'they' do, it's all inside. And when we have the ability to have some answers in this program, then we're not in bondage anymore. I found, for me, that I was dependent as long as I didn't have answers."

Lavonne O (Newark, CA)
3/13/1993 in Fresno, CA  EVENT: NCWSA Spring Conference  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 42 min )

"Is your soul dry from desolation, wrinkled from worry, itchy from alcoholic irritation, rough from resentments?
Try Oil of Al-Anon."

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."

Christine B (Buford, GA)
8/4/2018 in Atlanta, GA  EVENT: 43rd Atlanta Roundup  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 36 min )

"My story is a little different from a lot of Al-Anons.

I didn't come here to get anybody sober.

I was completely and totally isolated and alone except for one sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous.

He did not live in my town. He had been my counselor and he was my line to sanity.

I came to you because every day I was standing in front of the mirror and saying

'I have it in me to hold it together - today.'"

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."

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."

Karen M (Pittsburgh, PA)
10/19/1991 in Hinton, WV  EVENT: 25th Bluestone Roundup  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 42 min )

"I got real good at playing games."

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."

Mary Fran W (Pine, AZ)
7/15/1995 in Unknown  EVENT: Northern California WSA Convention  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 59 min )

"When I got involved in service, it stared to change my life."

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."