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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."

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."

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."

Corrine E (Northridge, CA)
5/27/1994 in Bloomington, MN  EVENT: Gopher State Roundup XXI  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 53 min )

"I take it in, stuff it down and try to figure it out."

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)
7/17/1993 in Atlanta, GA  EVENT: 18th Atlanta Roundup  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 1 hr 8 min )

"I was always fascinated by kids who got into trouble...If Saddam Hussein had been an exchange student, I would have been attracted to him."

Peggy K (San Jose, CA)
8/23/1993 in Sunnyvale, CA  EVENT: AFG Northern CA Dist 20 Speakers Meeting  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 45 min )

"Don't be what you ain't.
Just be what you is.
Cause if you is not what you am,
Then you am not what you is."

Barbara G (Brighton, MI)
5/20-22/1988 in Bellaire, MI  EVENT: 16th Annual Michigan Al-Anon/Alateen Conference  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 1 hr 17 min )

"My Higher Power can do for me what I cannot do for myself."

"The effects of my alcoholism have shown up in this way:

I am a recovering co-dependent,

I am a recovering adult child,

I am a recovering compulsive overeater,

I am a recovering person who is addicted to relationships, and

I am also in a very special group that I am going to talk briefly about which is S-Anon and that is for people who have been in relationships or are in relationships with sexual addicts."

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."