I Won’t Stop

I came to Al‑Anon to find out how to get my son to quit drinking, and I became the one who quit! I’ve quit yelling, quit lecturing, quit patrolling and quit blaming the alcoholic or anyone else for my lapses into unhappiness.

I have not graduated. I have not quit fretting, quit assisting financially or quit raising hope to the dangerous level of expectations.

But I’m getting better. I see relapses for what they are, and my son is trying to space them farther apart. If that means Al‑Anon has influenced him, great. His business is no longer my business. Thanks to Al‑Anon, I don’t intend to stop quitting.

 

By Dan C., Indiana
The Forum, July 2017

 

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