After close to 20 years of binge drinking I have decided to quit. Whilst I don’t drink everyday, it’s often 1-2 days a week and pretty much every time it’s drink to excess. I’m tired. I owe my husband and children this. I owe myself and my body this. I’m tired of the blackouts, the post drinking anxiety, the hangovers. All my friends drink. I’m terrified to admit that I have a problem, but I’m lying to myself. Problem drinking runs in my genes. I don’t seem to have any issues not drinking when I ‘cant’, ie pregnant/breastfeeding, so I have experienced what a sober life can be like. I can’t let my marriage deteriorate any further, or my health for I figure it can’t be good for me. Wish me luck. Day2 sober 😣
Good luck to you.. this is exciting.. you are on your way! Strap in, you’re in for a bumpy ride early on.. keep close and type out how you are feeling.. and slowly things will start to even out. You’ve got this! x
the very best of luck, you dont have to admit you have a problem to justify quitting, ive told my friends i cant cope with the hangovers anymore (true) and that i dont want to have just one or two (also true). Your family will be happy for you, most people don’t really care that much.
@soberwifenewlife like many above, your story is my story. I’m Day 53 and don’t miss alcohol at all. But I love being AF. Life is so so much easier without it. Going out is more fun. I used to dread a social event because I didn’t know if I would disgrace myself or not. I’ve always been a binge drinker. I wish it didn’t take me so long to figure out I could actually just not drink. Welcome to a new life, it’s much much better!