“Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character."
- Step 6 from the Al-Anon Family Groups
“Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.”
“Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.”
“Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
-Step 2 from the Al-Anon Family Groups
Slamming doors. Broken dishes. Arguments that the neighbors could hear clearly. Tears. Unkind words. And, conversely the resonant sound of hostile silence. The disease of alcoholism had wedged itself into the middle of our marriage.
Watching someone you love struggle with addiction or alcoholism is extremely painful. I often liken it to watching someone dig a deep hole.