Oh dear this is not within positive guidance recommendations- this needs to be addressed with the Principle, and I wonder how much communication has been had with the boy’s parents. Perhaps the Ministry of Education needs to get involved and provide the right support as it does not seem from what you have shared that they were acting a…[Read more]
Good on you – I am sure many of us felt the urge to drink this weekend. We go back to old coping mechanisms sometimes when it all gets too much. Thinking of our Muslim community and all of us together. Sometimes there are no words xxx ❤️
Tough day visiting my Dad’s care home (he has Alzheimer’s) I felt the urge to drink, but got home cried and cried and then made a cup of tea. Feel relieved, relieved I didn’t listen to that voice which tells you to go for it, that you need it, that you can’t cope without it. I did it, I’m still sad, but I’m not drunk and sad and there is no guilt…[Read more]
My mum has it too, she’s in a care facility down in Sydney – 4 hours away. I try and visit once a month or 2 but geez it’s awful. We were very lucky, it was a very smooth transition, moving her in there (not for my sister and I though). Funny this came up cos I was just thinking about mum tonight while I was cooking dinner. I thought I’d love to…[Read more]
So glad you hung in there, I work with dementia patients and Alzheimer’s is the hardest of all to deal with for families.
Does your Dads facility have a program for family members? If they do it might be good to take part a few times.
I’m thinking of you @jenb – my Dad is terminal right now and I went through the dementia homes with my Grandma – it’s so hard. It’s just okay to cry, let it out but then carry on with taking care of yourself.
Hmmm first time in a while that I felt a really strong urge to drink 😔. It was day back at University in ten years, and the systems have changed to an online format that’s going to take me a while to learn how to navigate. I was feeling stressed about getting my ‘head in the game’ and then discovered my laptop bag had a melted chocolate bar in it…[Read more]
Hey @jenb that is such a huge WIN for the day. Every time you acknowledge the urge and choose sobriety you are changing the reward systems in your brain. So relish in the reward of feeling powerful and brave and self-caring! Well done.
That’s so strong of you to acknowledge that thought and then not act on it, not get sucked into that conversation in your head that will lead you down a path you know you dont want to go! Great strength ❤️
Oh yeah, son’t be so eager to learn for heaven’s sake, just do the points counting.
What a sad attitude to learning – I love the thought of you being eager, (I am a compulsive, enthusiastic learner) and I so identify with the melted chocolate bar – omg, are we twins or what?! Do you half do up lids?
@enzedgirl and those that attended our catch up – thank you so much for a lovely get together. Everyone so welcoming, kind and accepting, and I lost my initial nervousness really quickly. It is these times that you realise you are not alone in your internal battles with ‘the booze’ and that there is strength in our shared experience and emp…[Read more]
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