Kurt, you wrote "It just may be the first step back to a sane life in which you reassert your right to a happy and fulfilling existence even if your child continues to pursue the road to hell."
What an insightful and perfect way to put it. I hope this works for me. I am so tired of being blamed for my son's addiction and being told I "must have abused him in some way." I am desperately trying to find something that will help me deal with the grief of losing my relationship with him, and with the rest of my alcoholic and prescription drug-dependent family members. I'm at the point of losing my own mind. I've been referred to Al-Anon as well, which clearly states that it has to "start with me," and that I am the one that needs to change, and at this late stage in my life, I have to agree. After all, who else can I change but me?
I hope this book will help guide me on my way.
"The winds of grace blow all the time; all we need do is set our sails."
Dear God please show me The Way.