Kate C grew up with alcoholism – Episode 275

Kate C shares her story, experience, strength, and hope. She grew up with an alcoholic mother, in a family that separated when she was 8. She didn't feel safe as a child and so decided she needed to take care of her siblings, especially her younger brother. The “isms” she learned in this environment came with her into adulthood and almost destroyed her relationship with her boyfriend, which finally brought her to Al-Anon. She says that Al-Anon has given her the coping skills her parents never taught her. It helped her to put a space between herself and her defects. She is finding “God in the pause.” Now, she and her husband work their own programs, and can check in with each other and have a little meeting whenever they feel the need.

Readings and Links

Kate read from Courage to Change, January 13.

She mentioned an online Skype meeting, Sundays at 7PM Eastern European Time. You can get information to join the meeting by emailing sundayalanononline@gmail.com.

A listener wrote that the books A Beautiful Boy and Tweak have been made into a movie, also titled A Beautiful Boy, which is available on Amazon Prime Video.

Coming up

Our topic for next week is would you rather be right or happy? Please call us at 734-707-8795 or email feedback@therecoveryshow.com with your questions or experience, strength and hope. Or just leave a comment right here.

Music from the show

Joshua Radin: Today

Justin Bieber: Life is Worth Living

Keala Settle: This is Me (from The Greatest Showman)

And a sort of “making of” video that brought tears to my eyes.

Trailer for A Beautiful Boy

 

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