Really identify with Mrs D's story - never dangerous eg didn't drive drunk but heavy drinking often by myself. Especially chardonnay! Numerous attempts of varying lengths of time to be sober. Feel determined this time. I have read and reread Mrs D is going without.
Day 222 !
Thanks for the shout out @ro all is going well for me. I have been here on LS less and less as the days go by. It has been an amazing resource for me becoming sober and will continue to be in my tool box. I have decided to be on the internet much less and will include LS in that. I will definitely come scurrying back here at the slightest hint that I am losing my sober resolve! I want to look outwards rather than indulging in too much introspection at this stage in the re-writing of who I am. Or getting too worried about other people’s situations here and then getting anxious. I still have lots of issues that were at the core of my using alcohol as a crutch and I am addressing them with a variety of different tools which are working well for me.
I think that I can maybe come back to LS again later when I feel all the changes are more embedded and provide support to newbies and others more authentically.
Meantime I will still hold people I have “got to know” close to my heart and will probably drop by for a catch up sometimes.
@rise2015 great that you have your sober bro in your Dad’s support crew. Watching a loved parent fade is not easy but a very special time of intimacy as well. Sending hugs if you would like them.
And CONGRATS on your year AF anniversary!
@lars if you drink you won’t be honouring your cat who also loved you so much!! I am really feeling for you as my furry friend died one month short of 22 years old last September. I still miss her a great deal, but I was able to remember how special she was because I didn’t pick up. Let the grief do it’s work or you won’t be able to work through…[Read more]
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