I just wanted to turn up and see what it is like and if it would help me but it doesn't seem that easy.
I got the details of the groups but it says about going to 6 before becoming a member and that the 1st of the month is an open meeting.
I have been considering going to one of their meetings for a while but as I have never done anything like this before I am somewhat nervous and don't know what to expect. I have grown up within the family of AA/Alanon and have seen the good that can come of it even in the sad cases where soberiety hasn't been found. My life and relationship with my husband had got to a place where I never want to return.
I think it would be good for my own sanity as all I don't is have a go at my husband which doesn't help me and certainly doesn't help him. If you need some help go along to the meeting everyone will be so welcoming and you'll get a cuppa. I had so much anger towards him because of his drinking that it was causing me to act totally out of character.
I would be greatful to anyone who has any experiences of Al-Anon that they don't mind sharing with me. You don't have to be a member just turn up and meet people in similar circumstances who can offer support and understanding. intellectually I had always know that I was not the only one but I'd never understood it emotionally before. I was suprised how few people there were at the meeting, but within the first 15 minutes I knew I was in the right place.