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I Was Welcomed with Open Arms

When I walked into my first Al‑Anon meeting, the room was filled only with women enthusiastically chatting with one another. As a man, I asked if the meeting was for women only. The response was welcoming, cheerful, and warm. Someone gave me a phone list, meeting list, and welcome packet, and I received many words of encouragement to “Keep Coming Back.” I now welcome newcomers fondly because I remember how I was treated at my first meeting.

By Michael D., Florida

Reprinted with permission of The Forum,
Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc.,
Virginia Beach, VA
December 2019

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