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Ashley J (Franklin, TN)
6/4/2016 in Atlanta, GA  EVENT: Girlstock 2016  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 1 hr 6 min )

"Whatever happens today is none of my business."

"The world is much bigger than my family of origin and I have a home sweet home in the Fellowship."

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."

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."

Marce W (Whitney, TX)
Feb 1985 in Vancouver, BC  EVENT: North Shore Roundup  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 1 hr 9 min )

"It is our birthright to be Blessed. But we go out and look for the blessings in all the wrong places."

Sharon B (Buford, GA)
9/17/2004 in Macon, GA  EVENT: Georgia Al-Anon Assembly  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 35 min )

"I was overly responsible."

Martha Ann C (Virginia Beach, VA)
2/6/1988 in San Francisco, CA  EVENT: AFG Luncheon  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 52 min )

"I tried to reason with him, which is just another word for nagging."

"We didn't know it, but we suffered from the same disease which was alcoholism. He suffered from the effects of drinking it and I suffered from the effects of reacting to it."

"Anxiety is the price we pay for playing God."

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."

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."

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."

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."