A friend of mine went to a wedding last weekend hoping not to be triggered to drink and was surprised to find No ALCOHOL….
How cool is that and how very unusual!
It really is amazing how we expect to drink at every event that celebrates relationships….
Family dinner parties
Dinner with friends
Every single event that celebrates our connection to other human beings is supposed to include alcohol. Even though my husband and I are both not drinking now the thought of inviting friends to our home for dinner without offering them wine is down right discourteous.
But I have learned that alcohol does not bind us together it isolates us from each other.
For me, it eventually took center stage and pushed relationships aside.
It took precedence over my family.
It is the fuel that fires senseless arguments and violence.
But the most important relationship in my life that alcohol destroyed was my relationship with myself.
It washed away my self confidence.
My dependence was fed with shame.
It isolated me from my creativity and passion by numbing my senses.
For me part of the process of getting to over three years sensationally sober was being able to talk about the damage that alcohol had done to my relationships.
So if you’re having relationship issues you’re not alone.
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