This is The Courage To Shift!
I initially joined Al-Anon under false pretenses, thinking I was going to learn how to “fix” someone who’s addiction was bothering me. I quickly learned I could not control anyone other than myself (it was a HUGE let down!). My focus had to be on taking care of myself, changing the things I can, and letting go of the rest.
By working through the Al-Anon 12 Steps with a sponsor and listening to others share their experience, strength, and hope, over time I was able to accept their invitation to detach with love. It wasn’t easy and there were times I struggled with this. However, as in my weight loss journey, when I fall short of my goal, there is always an opportunity to start fresh the next day. Progress, not perfection is key for me.