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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."

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."

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."

Larceen G (Hawthorne, CA)
8/10/2002 in Toccoa, GA  EVENT: 24th Georgia Al-Anon /Alateen Convention  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 1 hr 5 min )

"For me to be quiet for four hours is almost an act of God."

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."

Barbara H (Atlanta, GA)
8/3/2013 in Atanta, GA  EVENT: 38th Atlanta Roundup  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 1 hr 5 min )

"The Atlanta Roundup has not always been Al-Anon friendly but it is Al-Anon friendly today."

"I am of the theory that when it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's a duck."

"I stand before you a reformed husband beater. I have been kicked out of more bars never having had a drink for attacking my husband."

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."

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.'"

Bonnie (AA) and Paul (AFG) L (Paduka, KY)
10/16/1965 in Macon, GA  EVENT: 12th Georgia State Convention  TYPE: AA and Al-Anon, Both, Story  ( 1 hr 16 min )

"It is a bit much to ask a woman who has spent 30 years trying to hide her problem to get up here and tell all."

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."