I currently attend 3 Adult Children of Alcoholics and Disfunction meetings.
London, Helsinki and Munich are my consistent go to’s. Somehow I ended up chairing the Munich meeting. It is full of a group of lovely Germans but the one American is hosting it. This meeting is structured, with a specific focus on the survival traits we developed in the family home and how those affect us now. It suits me well.
The other week, for some strange reason, there wasn’t a single man in the meeting. It suddenly, by default, became a women’s meeting. The dynamics changed. It was quite lovely to watch. We became a sisterhood of support and encouragement that had not been present otherwise.
This week the men were back. I’m glad they’re were there as I’ve grown to care for them but I missed what we had the week before. It was special.