YES! The negotiating! It’s maddening. I am right there, too. Thinking in the afternoon, I could probably have a drink? Nope, I can’t – that would start me on the hamster wheel of disappointment and disgust with myself. You can do this – I believe the rest of the posters here – it will get better – you can do this!
Thank you @leslielily ! I am on day 3 and was happy to come home, cook dinner and read these posts – thank you for the support and encouragement! The mornings are fantastic, I love being sober, but coming home from work and not drinking is difficult. I quickly make tea and get on this site!
HI Everyone, Day one – again. I need to just check in with someone and try to get a handle on this sober thing. I found this site and have been lurking, but not engaging. No one knows I have a problem, so I am having to do this alone. I’m not sure how to do this, but I am glad for this site so that I can see how others have done it. Thank you!
Glad you are here – no one can do this thing alone very well so do not be hard on yourself. Definitely read up, commit to being sober 100% and do that every day you get up. Once you get through detox in about 2 weeks you will start feeling better. So happy you are evaluating your relationship with alcohol.