Afraid to upset a loved one during the holidays?

Published by at 4:43 pm under Common Concerns

Welcome to First Steps to Al-Anon Recovery. This is a series of podcasts to discuss some common concerns for people who have been affected by someone else’s drinking.

Today we’re going to ask Al-Anon members if they ever felt afraid to upset a loved one during the holidays.

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3 comments on “Afraid to upset a loved one during the holidays?”

  1. maureen says:

    My daughter is an alcoholic and lives 2000 miles away. I am so sad
    as she has recently stopped communicating with me as I declined her
    request for money. She has written me vicious emails which I understand is part of the disease, but it still hurts. I looked up the meeting times
    and will try and attend next week.

  2. Pw says:

    walking on eggshells. yes. this is how I feel.

  3. JB says:

    I was always afraid to upset my husband and ruin the holidays for everyone. It was my responsiblity to make sure everything went well for everyone. I now know that the only person I am responsible for is me. I cannot make anyone happy. I am not responsible for anyone else’s behavior. Thank goodness!

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