• soberwifenewlife posted an update 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    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 😣

    • Welcome here @soberwifenewlife! You’ve come to a great place for support from people who have been where you are and totally understand. Congrats on taking this first step. You can do this!

    • Welcome @soberwifenewlife ! Your story sounds like mine, such a great place here. Has been such a help for me.

    • @soberwifenewlife Your story also sounds a lot like mine, and I’m just jumping on the sober train as well after so many day 1s. You’re not alone and you can do this….amazing to take the first step.

    • 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

    • Day 2, well done and welcome here!!!
      Everyone here with big numbers had a day 1 and a day 2 once.
      I had several since I lapsed a few times until sobriety stuck around.

      It is so very worth it. Keep going!!!!

    • How are you doing @soberwifenewlife, I’m working into day 2 as well!

    • Still working through the anxiety from Saturday night two bottles of wine so not tempted yet 😔

    • youll be surprised how good you feel in just a few days….stick close to this site! In this togetherness!

    • 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!

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