Category: Rebuilding our Relationships

  • Learning to Let Life Happen – Celebrating One Year Sober

    Learning to Let Life Happen – Celebrating One Year Sober

    If you are going to stop drinking, you quite simply have to stop drinking, but stopping is not easy. I think the hardest part in my early days of TRYING to quit drinking was the self sabotage, and lying to myself. I remember waking up hungover, full of shame and self-loathing, and thinking to myself […]

  • Are You Ready to End Your Abusive Relationship With Alcohol?

    Are You Ready to End Your Abusive Relationship With Alcohol?

    Today is an important day for me. Today is my son’s birthday. He is already in his 30’s and that’s how long my relationship with alcohol pushed him out the way. For a large part of his life, I wasn’t present. Oh, I was there – but I wasn’t there for him. Because I was […]

  • The Opposite of Addiction is Connection

    The Opposite of Addiction is Connection

    I used to think that my drinking habits were a sign of weakness, of a flawed character. I used to think that when I chose a sober weekend, I was punishing myself –  like a kid in time out because I didn’t follow the rules. I quit drinking alcohol for one year, between 2014 and […]

  • Alcohol Takes – Thoughts on Fear, Loneliness and Living Sober

    Alcohol Takes – Thoughts on Fear, Loneliness and Living Sober

    I have felt very lonely in my sobriety and have struggled with this since deciding to live a life free of alcohol. I’ve realized that it’s because I feel that no one really understands the sacrifices made when quitting drinking. Was it a good choice? Yes. Was it a sacrifice? Yes. There is little understanding […]

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