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 I have this movie at home. I bought the DVD in the Wilson's own garage- at Stepping Stones. in NY state.

Early on I read "Lois Remembers". I was always interested in how our hope evolved... and manifested itself... with love...

foe many years I fancied Lois and Bill as my mum and dad. Bonded, rather than fixated. Visiting their home made me realise that I was a part of a world-side family- based on AA and Alanon groups. For me- it was 'a coming of age' rite of passage', for me.

I used to get into conflict all the time. Or I was backing off and isolating- badly. I did not know how to live in the world- successfully.

At the moment I seem to be able to cope. I had to learn to talk- and to learn to talk confidently. How to mix and meet, with other people.

I hope that is okay to pin this up... ???

 



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ThanksDavid -thanks to HP we have the tools that this wonderful group developed



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Thanks David, I have seen and appreciate this movie. I especially like the title -- "When Love Is Not Enough" -- because it is so true.

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Thanks, Betty and Freetime,

                                         the feel for this group- is like a big city group. How many active members- 40? 60? Maybe more? There are four or five I have regular contact with- mostly through facebook... and this just evolved over time. Because I belong to another 12 step group- I come here as a member. I have no aspirations past that point. I have taken notice to see what comes and goes in this group. The old me would have just barged in. Showing respect for other people's personal space and boundaries. I was okay with this- most of my life- because if i was uncertain I would just isolate. Now I have more confidence- and will step and do stuff I once thought impossible. Like making sure if a newcomer is okay and understood what we do here. Offering reassurance.

After all- in Alanon we deal with really heady stuff... I sometimes forget that... it has become second nature now.

It is Wednesday evening here now... sitting on the couch with my SO. I watch very little Tv these days. I merely enjoy a movie, or a really good show on Tv... I spend lots of time on my laptop- catching up on an education... about the world. And not all recovery stuff these days...

..."journey" is a cliche that we all use. But I think of the times we have all had around here. Despite the issues- that come forward here every day- there is also a lot of pride and joy mixed up with this...

...gratitude... or gratitood, in American... biggrin...

smile...thanks...aww 



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