Category: Relationships

How Do You Stay Sober When Your Friends Encourage You to Drink?

Don't Stop The Party! Are your Friends Making it Hard for you to stay sober

Have you ever noticed that stories of alcoholism in mainstream media often point the finger at the friends and family of the drinker and accuse them of enabling or co-dependence? It seems simple and obvious in these stories that the people surrounding the alcoholic willfully enabled the addict. There is often a lot of dramatic, judgmental finger

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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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I Love You Daddy

Mornings are quiet Uncomfortably soBut afternoon drinksthey start the show By evening, the voice is bossy and loud‘I love you girl; you make me proud’. And later, the slurring, and uneven feet Next day, no memory, just rinse and repeat.  Day one, two and even threeEach morning more quiet, self-defeat I love you daddy but your hands they shakeI feel

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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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