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Marie S (Los Angeles, CA)
6/30/2017 in Nashville, TN  EVENT: 36th Music City Roundup  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 1 hr 1 min )

"If your alcoholics and you're in the room - thank you. You're my idea of an open bar...I'll have a double shot of that one."

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."

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."

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?"

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."

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.'"

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."

Nell L (Waurika, OK)
1986 in Wichita, KS  EVENT: Wichita, KS  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 50 min )

"Eye-Lash-Energy came to me at a very early age."

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."