My Journey to Self-Worth

I have had low self-esteem for a long time. My alcoholic ex-husband constantly put me down, abused me, told me I was not good enough, and demeaned me. Why did I allow it? I guess I thought I deserved it and was afraid to fight back. I felt I had to keep the family together, …

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Now Back to Me

When I went to my first Al‑Anon meeting, I was worried that I didn’t belong. However, I was reassured that the only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism in a relative or a friend. At the time, I was in a long, sad marriage but wasn’t sure if my husband …

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Even Though My Husband Still Drinks

Like so many before me, I came to Al‑Anon in a desperate state. I needed help without even knowing it. My husband was in the hospital for the second time in a year with pancreatitis from drinking. I had tried everything, but nothing worked. Fortunately, a social worker at the hospital suggested I go to …

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