Nonfiction Book Award Status: GOLD
Grace W. Wroldson has dealt firsthand with the struggles of being in a codependent relationship with an alcoholic. She spent fifteen years loving an alcoholic and twenty years of her life in recovery programs such as Al-Anon – a twelve-step program for family and friends of alcoholics. In her book, So You Love an . . . Alcoholic? Lessons for a Codependent, Wroldson shares her story about survival, addresses the widespread problem of alcoholism, and offers readers the truth, hope, and inspiration.
Wroldson’s book is a true story about saving her child from an alcoholic home while waging a war within herself to break free from toxic codependency. She juxtaposes her personal transformation to that of a butterfly – going from being stuck in a toxic relationship to breaking free from her cocoon once she learned to love herself. Throughout her journey to self-love, she gains powerful, spiritual insights and shares over twenty-five lessons that she learned to her readers.
Grace W. Wroldson is a survivor, mother, and author of several books including So You Love an… Alcoholic: Lessons for a Codependent, and I Loved an Alcoholic, But Hated the Drinking and Co-Parenting with a Narcissist: 7 Self-Rules to Stay Sane (A Survivor’s Story). She lives in the U.S. fighting for freedom for women and children.
This book was so helpful. I, too, loved an alcoholic 100 ways that didn’t work. Her lessons were so valuable!