Growing up in a dysfunctional family, due to problem drinkers, left me insecure, fearful, shame-filled, low self esteem, overly responsible and I felt older than my years...among other defects of c
Al-Anon has a leaflet and it is titled, “Did you grow up with a problem drinker? Al-Anon is for you!” It is 20 questions. Here are just a few of those questions:
So many times I suffered disappointment from my problem drinker. I would find him in lies, outright lies, betrayal and broken promises. He swore he’d never get drunk again, and I would believe.
When I entered A-Anon I was at my wits end. I did not know what else to do and hoped someone there could tell me how to get him to stop drinking.
When I entered Al-Anon, I learned that my helping was not really helping him at all...