Grace W. Wroldson spent fifteen years of her precious life loving an alcoholic. She finally shares her story of how she broke free. Almost marrying him, she was in and out of the relationship, struggling to escape her active alcoholic while battling her codependency issues.
For years, she attempted to save him and save the relationship by studying the disease of alcoholism and learning from the Twelve-Step Recovery programs of AA, ACOA, and AL-ANON. When the alcoholic did not choose sobriety or recovery in AA, Grace empowered herself to leave the long-term, unhealthy, toxic relationship. She joined AL-ANON in search of a way to help herself. She equipped herself with recovery tools, learned her lessons, and labeled them. With her focus on herself, she was able to break her codependency and strengthen her self-esteem, which grew into a better life – a life with self-love, acceptance, and honesty.
To everyone’s surprise, three months after the final break-up with the alcoholic, Grace discovered that she was blessed with an unexpected parting gift – a child. Still having to traverse the effects of alcoholism while raising a child safely, with the disease close at her heels, she chose to change herself and work her recovery program even harder in order to save two lives, hers and her child’s.
Now, with 20 years of recovery knowledge and wisdom, she shares her story of triumph. She is committed to empowering other women to courageously place themselves in the center of their own lives, as she learned to do. By placing bold boundaries and opting-out of painful situations, she sought a healthier relationship with herself and found her Higher Power. She changed what would have been a dark destiny into a faith-filled future. Her story serves as a lighthouse to guide women to safe shores so that they may perform the same act of saving grace.