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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."

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."

Lorraine B (Wichita, KS)
4/18/1987 in Reno, NV  EVENT: 16th Annual Reno Spring Festival  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 46 min )

"Al-Anons talk longer than AAs because we remember more."

"I am not a public speaker. I may be more like a cross-eyed javelin thrower who doesn't set any records but he sure keeps the audience alert."

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."

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."

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."

Cheryl B (Wichita, KS)
4/22/1995 in Manhattan, KS  EVENT: TWTW 18th Anniversary  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 54 min )

"Whatever relationship I was in, I was always looking around. I was always looking for greener grass...What I didn't know was that the grass is greener where it's watered."

"I heard on this tape that if you are going to one meeting a week, you are keeping a seat warm for a newcomer.

If you are going to two meetings a week you can maintain.

If you are going to three or more meetings a week you can grow."

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."

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."

Palmer G (Miami, FL)
7/21/2012 in Atlanta, GA  EVENT: 37th Atlanta Roundup  TYPE: Al-Anon, Male, Story  ( 1 hr 13 min )

"I have a disease of perception and what I heard was, 'I'm no damn good. I'm the stupid one in the family.'"