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by Annabeldr
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Discussion Area
Topic: Sunday 31st March
Replies: 2
Views: 822

Re: Sunday 31st March

Hi Poetry, Your post interested me and got me thinking. I have 2 children and 4 step children. All in their 30's now and some with children of their own. They used to be good at providing a loving card on Mothers' Day but this year it was my daughter who phoned. When I was a child it was far less co...
by Annabeldr
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: People & Organisation
Topic: New Look Forum
Replies: 3
Views: 22617

Re: New Look Forum

Hi,
I am getting used to the new look but I am intrigued by the scrolling icon against some posts. What does this mean please?
WLITF
by Annabeldr
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Discussion Area
Topic: can anyone please help!
Replies: 3
Views: 1076

Re: can anyone please help!

Hi newlife,
Through FA meetings I learned to take the focus off the addict and put it back onto me and my recovery.
In this way we all become the same family.
I wish you well in your recovery and hope the 12 steps help to guide you.
WLITF
by Annabeldr
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Discussion Area
Topic: Self Esteem
Replies: 20
Views: 9153

Re: Self Esteem

Thank you Poetry
by Annabeldr
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Discussion Area
Topic: Self Esteem
Replies: 20
Views: 9153

Re: Self Esteem

Hi golfgirl,
Another positive post. I am glad for you and your family.
All the best for 2019.
WLITF
by Annabeldr
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Discussion Area
Topic: Self Esteem
Replies: 20
Views: 9153

Re: Self Esteem

I wrote this original post 15 years ago.
Nothing has changed.
It is still how I feel.
WLITF
Annabel
by Annabeldr
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Area
Topic: Does this never end
Replies: 37
Views: 6307

Re: Does this never end

Joyce, you are having a hideous time. But it's one that so many of us go through, you are not alone. The reading HELPING which you will find on this site was vital to me in my recovery. Our addicted loved ones know exactly which buttons to press. In 2003 mine told me he had been raped. He said he ha...
by Annabeldr
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Area
Topic: Gratitude
Replies: 6
Views: 1281

Re: Gratitude

Glad to read such positivity. Let's hope that with the higher power of FA we shall all feel more serenity in 2019.
by Annabeldr
Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Discussion Area
Topic: Gratitude
Replies: 6
Views: 1281

Gratitude

FA has been my rock for over 18 years and I shall be forever grateful. I used to go to 2 meetings a week and started a new meeting about 15 years ago. My addicted loved one began to make healthier choices for himself and created his own successes. He is now 36. However, more importantly I got my lif...
by Annabeldr
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Area
Topic: I threw my ex partner out in March yet I still seem to be re
Replies: 3
Views: 1027

Re: I threw my ex partner out in March yet I still seem to b

Hi,
Check the page listing FA meetings. That is how I found the strength to help myself. In FA advice is not given, we find our own way to recover. We make choices for us, as we all can do with support from the Fellowship.
Annabel
by Annabeldr
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Area
Topic: New here
Replies: 6
Views: 2023

Re: New here

Hi Rach1, I understand how you feel and can empathise. If you can find an FA meeting you can manage to go to it will be a wonderful start to your recovery. We have to recover too. The FA way helps us to do this. The Readings are enormously helpful and the book called Today A Better Way is a collecti...
by Annabeldr
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Area
Topic: Son is homeless
Replies: 13
Views: 4387

Re: Son is homeless

As with the post above the FA readings are what will give you strength to do the right thing. The book Today a Better Way is invaluable. My son was homeless for quite some time. He had choices. Every day he had choices. They were his choices and he stuck to destructive ones for a long time. Now he h...
by Annabeldr
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: New meetings starting up
Topic: Re: New meeting in Cornwall
Replies: 3
Views: 1311

Re: New meeting in Cornwall

Hi,
I joined FA in 2002. I used to live up country Since 2005 I moved back to Cornwall and live near St. Columb.
I started the Egham group in Surrey and did a stint on the Board of FA. If I can be of any help to this new group, please contact me.
WLITF
Annabel
by Annabeldr
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Area
Topic: Lost abandoned and pain
Replies: 1
Views: 793

Re: Lost abandoned and pain

Dd123,
You are having a tough time.
Are you able to go to FA meetings? That's where our recovery begins. The 12 step program for us gives us a structure to follow. The literature FA offers is wonderful and helps us heal. I wish you well and I'm glad you're part of the FA family.
WLITF
by Annabeldr
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Discussion Area
Topic: Very new to this - Would really appreciate some advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1934

Re: Very new to this - Would really appreciate some advice

Hi, One of the main aspects of Families Anonymous is that we don't give advice. There are an awful lot of good reasons for this. If you can get to an FA meeting you may find a way forward for you. For me, FA meetings allowed me to follow the programme, listen to others and contribute. There is a mai...