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15 years ago
Sirtriz
It is my thought that the term "codependency" is way overused and misused. I think certain organizations instill a fear into people of becoming close to another human being in a mutually satisfying intimate way. They blur the lines between what is a healthy intimacy versus what is harmful codependency. Someone who is not particularly able to reason is easily influenced. In their e
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
15 years ago
Sirtriz
Oh...I should also say, in my 3 years in Al-Anon, I had 4 different sponsors and I was "fired" by them all for being "too much to handle". That is, I was too challenging. I was one of those "too smart for the program to work". Whenever I'd discuss the philosophy with the sponsor, or work on Step exercises, I presented too many questions about why this or that
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
15 years ago
Sirtriz
I was, until recently, involved in Al-Anon for about 3 years due to an ex-girlfriend who is a recovering alcoholic (and now involved in Landmark wouldn't you know it). Overall I'd say my experience in Al-Anon was disappointing. Out of true soul-searching to look at what "my part" may have been in the disintegration of my relationship, I earnestly gave Al-Anon a try...keep
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
15 years ago
Sirtriz
QuoteThen, after all of this, the son looked over to the left side of the auditorium and said, "I forgive you dad." The room went silent as his father and the guy's mother both walked up to the stage and hugged their son. What in the world?? Sounds like all this was staged. What a joke. QuoteIt was really just like that. The leader was VERY persistent to the point of ma
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