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  • RubyRed427RubyRed427 Member, Premium Posts: 2,749 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,749 Member
    Father Martin chalk talk on alcoholism. It's long but listen to it on a long walk. OR find Father Martin's talks in shorter segments. This man is brilliant; some people are born to speak and reach people.

    An alcoholic will not respond to treatment unless he wants to.....


  • aroze0928aroze0928 Member Posts: 210 Member Member Posts: 210 Member
    JenT304 wrote: »
    Hi Everyone. Nothing alcohol related today. I wanted to share that my closest childhood friends' brother died this weekend from Covid. Please wear your masks and do the other things that science advises us to end this nightmare. We are all in this together.

    So sorry for thats news. My condolences to you and their family. ❤
  • dbanks80dbanks80 Member Posts: 3,630 Member Member Posts: 3,630 Member
    JenT304 wrote: »
    Hi Everyone. Nothing alcohol related today. I wanted to share that my closest childhood friends' brother died this weekend from Covid. Please wear your masks and do the other things that science advises us to end this nightmare. We are all in this together.

    My condolences to the family! <3
  • FeelinFooFooFeelinFooFoo Member Posts: 4,434 Member Member Posts: 4,434 Member
    donimfp wrote: »
    @FeelingFooFoo, the constant pondering what to do is exhausting. I think we've all been there. Hoping you find your right path. I know you've read Annie Grace and maybe Allen Carr. If you haven't done so, you might check out Bex Weller, Sara(h?) Hepola, Lotta Dann . . . in other words the "quit lit" narratives. They can be quite inspiring and comforting in a way to read about people who have been there, done that, including struggling with the issue of whether or not to quit drinking.

    Thanks a lot. I should check out those books. They sound really interesting.

    And yep, it is quite exhausting. I guess it's a life changing decision.
  • FeelinFooFooFeelinFooFoo Member Posts: 4,434 Member Member Posts: 4,434 Member
    RubyRed427 wrote: »
    @FeelinFooFoo It takes time to work our way through our AF struggles. I have been on this journey for about 3 years now, and finally it is clicking. I have been having longer AF periods than ever. I think our brains are so used to relying on alcohol that we have to reprogram them. You're making progress month by month. :)

    Thanks for the encouragement. 😊👍
  • aroze0928aroze0928 Member Posts: 210 Member Member Posts: 210 Member
    Beka3695 wrote: »
    This is a convo with my husband today. 5:30 pm.... THIS helps me not want to drink.

    I’m having a super stressful day and started drinking thinkin.... now I’m nauseated at the thought.
    K: "how far are you driving"

    Me: what are you talking about

    K: I'm worried about you

    Me: why are you worried (thinking I drive 6 hrs home every other weekend or so)

    K: I don't want you drinking and driving

    Me: Kevin, I'm not drinking.... YOU are drinking.

    K: oh ok.

    Im sure he wishes you were home drinking with him. He'll turn it around eventually. If mine has theres hope. Speaking of mine hes down 8 pounds. Water weight im positive of that but he loses weight fast anyway. Another Af benefit
  • lorrainequiche59lorrainequiche59 Member Posts: 821 Member Member Posts: 821 Member
    @JenT304 <3

    @RubyRed427 I hear your struggle <3 Have you gone on YouTube and searched for a video that may help with your cravings. I remember when my bro died and I had 2 bottles of wine sitting on my kitchen counter, even rinsed out a fave wine glass, but decided to search for a video & ended up watching Dick Cavett interview Dick Van *kitten*. That was the end of my craving. I'm not suggesting that particular video for you, but you may find something that speaks to what you are going through right now. You are doing so well...the struggle means we are still fighting and the fight IS worth it...you'll get through this bout and it will make you stronger for the next one...eventually it will get fewer & farther between...You CAN do this!!
  • FeelinFooFooFeelinFooFoo Member Posts: 4,434 Member Member Posts: 4,434 Member
    OMG Bex Weller, Sexy Sobriety is speaking to me !! (She literally is, just watched a 50 min video 😂)

    I really needed to watch that video tonight (why chose sobriety over moderation)

    Thanks @donimfp for the suggestion.
  • RubyRed427RubyRed427 Member, Premium Posts: 2,749 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,749 Member
    @donimfp Positives: not having to think about moderating or counting drinks, worrying about a hangover ruining the weekend, being able to jump in the car and go anytime, morning coffee with no headache, sleeping so soundly, no racing heartbeat at night, .... all positives.

    Your future trip sounds perfect. I love Beatrix Potter's books, so sweet and pretty.
    I like your journal idea.
    Yes, I have to check out Bex today!
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