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Old 04-07-2005, 09:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone.

I'm quite new to al-anon (attended 10 meetings so far) and I'm still finding it hard to "bite my tounge" when hubby goes off on one of his: "you expect too much, grow up, get help" verbal outburts. I'm looking for motivational quotes I can print out and keep. Quotes that encourage me to step back, stay calm, don't say anything, relax, and let him get on with it.

Can anyone help?
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day - you are too funny - you're right, maybe we all need to ours that!
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I heard a good one last night at my CoDA meeting:

I can please only one person per day. Today is not your day.
Tomorrow's not looking good either.
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Old 04-07-2005, 01:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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My all time favourite:

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Old 04-07-2005, 06:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i chuckle every time i see that quote one of the members here has on their tagline, if you cant be a good example you will have to be a horrible warning... lol
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Old 04-09-2005, 04:22 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Hang on a minute...he says to you 'You expect too much, grow up, get help' and he's the alcoholic?????
Yes he does say those things to me I think he likes to project his faults onto me to make himself feel better. Has anyone else experienced this?

And thanks for the quotes everyone! *HUGS* xx
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Old 04-09-2005, 05:01 AM   #9 (permalink)
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blaming is one of the classics....

I like this one by Einstine:"Out of difficulty arises oppertunity"
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Old 04-09-2005, 05:08 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Thank you. I found myself lying in bed next to him last night with my eyes closed and chanting "Accept the things I cannot change. Accept the things I cannot change" in my mind, because he was on one of his attacks.
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Old 04-09-2005, 05:15 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 04-09-2005, 05:19 AM   #12 (permalink)
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lol that's a REALLY good one! Thank you
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