- Hardcover: 378 pages
- Publisher: Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. (2008)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002872ZHO
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 4.1 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (335 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,587,669 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Courage to Change: One Day at a Time in Al-Anon II (with CD-ROM) Hardcover – 2008
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i would recommend this book to anyone whether you're in al-anon or not. it's a prime book in my library and life.
I read a page a day (when I remember), but mostly I use the index. I look up whatever topic I feel fits at that time - acceptance, anxiety, detatchment, fear, gratitude, mistakes, self-acceptance, self-esteem, and so on - and read all the pages on that topic. If I still feel torn up inside I look up another topic and read those pages. By the end of reading, although my problems haven't been solved, I feel a more able to deal with the world.
I've found there are a lot of useful quotes, not just the ones at the bottom of the pages but within the text. All of my copies are dog-eared and underlined, and I write a lot of quotes down to help later because often a simple phrase clicks within me whereas a torrent of wise words cannot.
In summary, this book has helped more than the many self-help books I've bought, probably because I've made it a part of my life. No book can answer my problems and the fact that I inevitably have to deal with them - difficult when I feel I just don't know how. But that's why this book is perfect; it exists to help people survive, one day at a time. It's straight-forward simplicity, without the too-sweet, new-age feel other books can have, is why it is personally indispensible.
From the Preface: Taking life one day at a time has proven essential in the Al-Anon program of recovery for those whose lives have been adversely affected by the problem of alcoholism in a relative or a friend. This book, like it's companion volume _One Day at a Time in Al-Anon_, is designed to keep our focus on today and give us the courage ot change the things we can. ...Because these selections are based on sharings from individuals, they contain references to gender and to specific relationships, but the thoughts are applicable to people of all walks of life.
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Sent to my son, he scanned thru it but didnt get much out of it. He said it was for family members.