Category: Ourselves and our Partners-Rebuilding Relationships in Recovery

How do You Stop Drinking and Stay Sober with a Partner Who Drinks?

When I stopped drinking over five years ago, there was not much in the blogs and books that I was reading that addressed how to stop drinking if your partner continued to drink. There was mention of living sober with a normy, meaning someone who could drink moderately. But, I could not find any points

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How Does Alcohol Effect Your Relationships?

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 Dates Sex

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Is Alcohol Dissolving Your Relationships ?

When I first became alcohol-free, when I first stopped drinking, I was so pleased. So proud. My life opened up. I looked to my husband for support and love – and to my amazement didn’t actually get what I expected. In the cold light of day he carried on exactly like ‘him.’ 😤 What I

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Sunday Morning Calm – Spring Rain

It’s still early spring, but so far it has been mostly grey and rainy. This has begun to affect some people emotionally, so I’ve been told, and it has affected me as well.  Some days and weeks are more challenging than others and that’s just the way life is. I’ve had some good moments this

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