Aaron J — It’s not about me — 307

Today, I am pleased to share with you a talk by Aaron J, speaking in 2012. 

I identified with his certainty that it was his “job” in life to take care of everyone around him. I share his frustration when those same people didn’t do what he knew was best for them. He got in deep much more quickly than I did, but that may be more about opportunity than inclination.

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A listener wrote about the help she had gained from the book BALM: The Loving Path to Family Recovery by Beverly Buncher. She said, “It’s an extension of Al-Anon but it adds elements of love that isn’t just tough love.” She also told us that the author is interviewed in 4 episodes of the podcast Codependency No More, starting with episode 50.

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1 comment on “Aaron J — It’s not about me — 307

  1. Nikki says:

    I really enjoyed this episode. Aaron’s share gave me something to consider further in regards to step 6 – were entirely ready for God to remove these defects of character. They aren’t “automatically removed” I must step out in faith and take the next action. Once I do, then I will see the progress in regards to my character defects. It’s a process and I am a willing participant, I cant just expect that God will do all the work for me. I have heard the step often and worked it but something deeper clicked with me when I heard the share.
    Thank you so much for your continued service to al anons through the podcast. It has helped me immensely over the past 2 years of listening. I share it with other members of all anon when I get the opportunity.

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