Kathy shares her experience, strength, and hope in her open talk. I particularly appreciated the way she kept the focus on herself — her feelings — her actions — as she described the years before she found recovery. I was able to identify with a lot of what she said.
In our feedback section, we had a question about online meetings. I know of several resources, but I'm sure there are others.
- The official Al-Anon website lists online meetings and phone meetings.
- The website In The Rooms has online meetings for many recovery programs.
- Other Al-Anon phone meetings are listed at phonemeetings.org.
A listener asked about boundaries, particularly looking for something to explain boundaries to her 6-year old child. We did several episodes about boundaries, but not especially aimed at young folk. If you can help with this, please contact us.
Another request is for sharings about regret. Two listeners wrote. One spoke of “The sadness, disappointment and regret I feel over having not been in a good enough mind-shape to really be there for my kids.” Another shared, “Particularly as a mother I find a downward pull toward dwelling on mistakes from the past where I let my children down by losing my temper.”
Carrie wrote to suggest topics of “tools”, holidays, and hyper-vigilance. We did talk about holiday survival previously, but it's always a good topic. On the topic of “tools”, please share your favorite recovery tool!