I stopped drinking on 27 September 2018. I'm a nearly 50 year old health professional with two adult children and one long suffering husband. I'm here because of the harm that alcohol has caused my family. It had to stop.
What a fascinating journey this is. I've become so much more aware of my thoughts and emotions, and how to deal with them. The way our society glamourises alcohol is newly and horribly clear to me. I'm so happy that everyone in my family is drinking less or not at all since I stopped. That in itself is enough reason for me never to drink again.
The support and information I have found on this site has made the critical difference in me finally achieving sobriety. I am so so grateful to the wonderful wise people here, and of course the lovely @mrs-d.
Oh wow great work on 63 days sober! And welcome here. I have learnt so much from the wise folk here. It seems we all have a slightly different sober path re: energy and mood. One things for sure though- it’s a million times better than the drunk slurry path of alcohol. I think I did hit a really emotional patch at about 60 days. Just remember -…[Read more]
You stand out to me as a beautiful individual Robyn. I’m so amazed by your life, it sound so meaningful. You are your true self, to me that’s a million times better than getting a boyfriend so you can get flowers. Ugh!!!!
My husband and I forgot (as usual)! I sent him an email at about 10am. Oops, not very romantic. Ah well!!! Then I had a hair cut and an awesome solve-the-problems-of-the-world session with my hairdresser/ friend. So it turned out to be all about me after all :D. Hope you do something really special for for yourself today!
Oh poop how annoying about your post! You sound very well, how wonderful! Yes being sober really is an unexpected joy isn’t it. So many little joys that add up to a general contentment, complete with ordinary ups and downs and the unexpected curve balls of life. But not the drama, bad relationships, hangovers, ill health, lies…. Aaahhh bliss 🙂
Oh I hope your husband is ok @alip! Here for you whether you drink or not. One thing is for sure- having a drink won’t help anything. And if you have already had a drink- having another one also won’t help! If you have had a drink you actually can stop right now. You really can. Walk/ call a friend (they don’t have to know the details), go to bed…[Read more]
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