The three “C”s of Al-Anon Re: Alcoholism. I didn’t Cause this. I cannot Control it. And I cannot Cure it. I am powerless over it, but, I am not helpless.
I needed to hear that over and over as I wanted to control it for them. I learned I had to get off their backs, stop my nagging and stop threatening them as I did not follow through anyway.
Finding help, I learned I had to quit enabling the insanity to continue. I realized I had to quit cleaning up their messes. Such as, paying their fines, call their bosses when they were too “sick” to go to work. I had to quit walking on egg shells for fear it set up a drinking, drunk bout.
It didn’t matter what I did or did not do. If they wanted to drink, they would. I am not that powerful that I can make them drink or not drink. I can’t make anyone do or not do.
Come join and find out so much more. In Wautoma, Al-Anon meets twice per week at Hope Lutheran Church, Mondays at noon and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Hope to see you soon.