Author Grace W. Wroldson fell in love with an alcoholic. Desperate to save him, she entered the rooms of recovery in the Twelve-Step Family Groups of Al-Anon, trying to find a way to help him reach sobriety in AA – or at least just give up drinking!
She was under the influence of what she calls the “codependent spell.” Too busy looking for help for him, she failed to see how desperately she was in need of help – for herself.
Her book, So You Love an… Alcoholic? shares 25+ incredibly valuable lessons for anyone in this dilemma. She shares her powerful awakenings, insights, and moments of crystal-clear clarity, leaving her readers in awe of her strength and determination to save herself.
Initially, it was just his drinking that bothered her, so she stayed in the relationship – justifying everything. She proceeded to spend 15 years trying to love a man into wholeness and happiness – only to destroy herself by the effects of the disease. At her worst, she found herself pregnant with the alcoholic’s child, abandoned, living in poverty, and emotionally defeated.
With a spiritual epiphany, she broke free of her addiction – her addiction to loving him – and escaped the painful relationship. She suffered torturous heartbreak and withdrawal, but she pulled through and survived. The spell was broken.
Courageously, she then was able to raise her child on her own. However, despite her attempts to keep her unstable ex away, the family courts forced her to share her baby with an alcoholic who refused to get better. Determined to raise her child safely, with the disease close at her heels, she worked her own program of recovery even harder and raised her child in an alcohol-free home – keeping a safe distance from the drinker.
Now, with 20 years of “program wisdom” and personal experience, she shares her secrets, strategies, and successes on how to navigate the storms of dealing with an alcoholic ex. With her solid foundation of a recovery program in Al-Anon, for friends and family of alcoholics, she was able to embrace a life of choices and turn her life around to create her own happy ending – of self-love.
Now, breaking her silence, she shares her message of hope, healing, and true transformation.
If you resonate with her story, be sure to buy your copy to get all her 25+ life-saving lessons today!