Last week I finished the Parents’ Newcomer Packet (item # K-24). This week I’m reading the Men’s Newcomer Packet (K-23).
WHAT I LEARNED: 1. I expected this to be full of sharings from men &, as a non-man myself, I thought: “Here’s one pamphlet I know I don’t need to read because I won’t be able to relate to it.” Well – it wasn’t & I did! This pamphlet is written for the “breadwinner” that constantly feels the weight of responsibility, is full of pride, & wonders how to belong in a room mostly full of women… which means this pamphlet was written for me too!
2. Over the years, I’ve learned that there could be an alien from another planet in the room & as long as alcoholism is in their life, we can understand each other.
**UPDATE (6/2/22): See the evolution of this “Al-Anon is for Men” pamphlet throughout the years in my Throwback Thursday video from my CAL Throwback Thursday board on my “CAL Chat” Pinterest account.
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You betcha. We are related and connected to each other by alcoholism and the problems we incurred along the way through childhood and into adulthood. Now we have the opportunity to make good changes in our lives through Al Anon. How wonderful is that?
Keep up the good writing.