Quotes from the Book “How Al-Anon Works for Families and Friends of Alcoholics” p32-33
‘…the most helpful and most loving action any family member can take is to get help for ourselves. By recovering from the effects of this disease we become able to stop playing our part in the family disease. The balance is disrupted. Suddenly it is no longer so comfortable for the alcoholic.
We cannot make choices for other people, even those mast important to us.
We are not gods, and we can’t truly know what is best for anyone else, no matter how obvious a particular course of action may seem to us at the time. Most of us had to hit a “bottom” in personal agony, before we were ready to make real changes in our lives.’
Comment; It never ceases to amaze me how these books and the words impact me every different time I pick them up.
Full story at; Al-anon Diary of a person living with an alcoholic