I found Al‑Anon when I finally realized I was raising my children on the same insane emotional roller coaster that I had survived. I was desperate for a new way to live.
From the first meeting I attended, I felt at home and safe. I got a Sponsor and worked the Steps. I went to meetings and read the literature.
I came into the program wanting to change the people around me. I realized I was getting healthier when I stopped sitting in meetings and thinking “so and so” should hear this.
The Al‑Anon program taught me to focus on me. I learned that changing my behavior was all I could control in my life. The miracle was that the change in my behavior was the catalyst for change in our family.
By Sheri S., Arizona
The Forum, June 2012
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