after his mother and I divorced largely due to my alcoholism, had been emotionally scarred so deeply by my actions that he had decided he would never have children. I sat through the AA meetings and listened to everyone tell me over and over again that it would get better, the days would improve and sobriety... My parents want me off the meds but they serve me as a safety blanket. She is now coming up to her 2nd birthday and I stay in touch with weekly Face Time sessions, to make sure she knows who this strange bearded bloke is when I visit my home country once a year. I recently decided that, after twenty years of heavy, almost daily drinking, and an incident that nearly cost me everything, I needed to quit my unhealthy ways and get sober for the first time in my entire adult life.
Then I shut the door cried my eyes out for an hour & decided to get a... The headaches, the shaky hands, the sleepless nights and nausea. At the moment a few of my friends are my motivation to get out of bed. Ahhhhhhh 1 year---- never thought it was possible and I have never been so excited and proud! granddaughter has proven an incredibly powerful incentive to stay sober. I can't tell you the pain it bring me to see myself in the mirror at times. Yes it is ultimately down to the person themselves to stop drinking, but its...
Heck, I was ready to up the ante and refuse to interact with other human beings for a year.
Like most of my feelings during early sobriety, this fear passed.
Romantic Relationships in Recovery Romance and Sobriety. This is in fact an exact copy of an answer I put in someone else's topic, but I felt it 'good' enough to be posted as a separate entry... I'm grateful I have great new people in my life that really care about my overall well being. But instead of helping addicts rebuild their lives, a local sobriety leader is accused by several women of preying on them. Today I wasn't drinking at 10am the bottle of whiskey I would have bought last night like my other birthdays. Today I am not embarrassed to show up at my nieces... Used to drink everyday in the evening for the past 10 years. I let it sit in the fridge for awhile but it kept eating at me knowing it was in there and knowing by the end... I will have 9 months at the end of this month and I'm only just starting the steps. - Recovery homes are supposed to be safe havens for addicts to heal after they get out of rehab. Today I am at work instead of having taken the day off to drink. work, depression, Family, relationship issues, I could go on). The thought of talking to other people — much less dating someone — was terrifying.Suddenly, I was thrilled to abide by the "no dating for a year" suggestion.