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.
@kerryjean47 I am lost for words for you. All I can do is send love and support to you.
It will be so worth it if you can hang on without drinking. Alcohol will make it harder not easier. Much love to you!
Oh thank you @mari135 I live a few hours away but am in absolute shock. Sending Big love to the Chch LS team.
My sister lives nearby and walked past the mosque this morning! And we drove past it earlier this week when we were in Christchurch to meet our son and his wife at the international airport.
This is so not the New Zealand I love! 😥
OMG @marmite that means that I missed my 2 years yesterday! Our son and d-i-l are over for a quick trip from Europe so I have been busy having a good time with them. I think having them here is a wonderful 2 year present. Looking forward so much to meeting up with so many LS people at at the end of the month!
Hi @robynb sorry to hear you are so tired. And yes exposure to other people’s rough lives can be so draining. Sounds as tho lots of self care is needed. Do you have access to a bath for the therapy of warm water? Or at least a shower. Give yourself permission to eat yummy stuff as well as healthy stuff. Meditation tape? Not sure what time of day…[Read more]
@iowadawn sending big hugs and empathy your way. We have been on LS for much the same length of time and I have so admired your tenacity and courage. You have a lot to contend with and it is no wonder it can feel so heavy for you sometimes. Your love for your children always shows through even when they are shitty. Your man has been through the…[Read more]
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