Members' Sharings

Members' Sharings from The Forum Magazine

Learning to heal my own pain - by L. O'D

When I came into Al-Anon, I felt like a ping-pong ball, being bounced from crisis to crisis, constantly trying to fix my son's life. Since that was impossible, I felt frustrated, resentful, and powerless- a victim.


Gratitude: my recipe for a peaceful family holiday dinner - by Lisa G., Ontario

Growing up in an alcoholic family, I dreaded the holiday season. Mixing an alcoholic with three "reacters" rarely led to magical moments. Last year's holidays were the hardest, as they were the first ones since the alcoholic in our family, my dad, died. My brother's and my pain and mutual resentments were still raw, so we shared an awkward, tense dinner.