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by WendyR
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I need desperate help
Replies: 7
Views: 1529

Re: I need desperate help

I appreciate everyone's response. It's nice to have people to talk to. I'm taking it one day at a time. I went all day/night yesterday without a drink, so one day sober. :-) I was very tempted. I hadn't yet told my bf that I intend on giving up drinking, so he asked me last night what I wanted to dr...
by WendyR
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I need desperate help
Replies: 7
Views: 1529

Re: I need desperate help

You're telling my story! When I went back out - I stayed out for 17 years until I was about 45. I drank through my kids' entire childhoods by then. My sobriety date is August 1, 2009 - 5 days before my birthday, so you KNOW I wasn't having any fun! Thank you so much for sharing your story. It's com...
by WendyR
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I need desperate help
Replies: 7
Views: 1529

I need desperate help

Hi everyone, I'm kind of a newcomer here. I've been here before. I've been struggling with alcoholism I'd say since I was 15 years old (at least that's when I started drinking). I'm 47 now. I really got bad over the past 15 years. My dad was an alcoholic, he has since passed. When I was here in the ...
by WendyR
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Online coins, trophys, etc.
Replies: 4
Views: 5669

Re: Online coins, trophys, etc.

Blue Moon wrote:Interesting concept.
Of course, there’s nothing to stop anyone from including their sobriety date in their signature, and/or uploading a coin image for their avatar.
This is a good idea too. :-)
by WendyR
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Romantics of alcohol
Replies: 9
Views: 3793

Re: Romantics of alcohol

I have never, ever, EVER woken up and told myself "man, I wish I drank last night"...... but more times than I can count have I woken up with the all too familiar... "I'm never drinking again... " WOW! Isn't that the truth! What a powerful statement and good reason why you DON'T wish you drank last...
by WendyR
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Hey Everyone! New member
Replies: 7
Views: 5361

Re: Hey Everyone! New member

It is Life or Death. Sometimes quickly sometimes slowly. My friend was sober and preparing for her first grandbaby to be born. She decided that "one more time" she'd have a couple of drinks, you know, before she had to settle into Super Grandma mode. That night she missed a curve, rolled her car an...
by WendyR
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: Hey everybody!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 2278

Re: Hey everybody!!!

Congrats on your 3 years!! You got this! =biggrin
by WendyR
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Online coins, trophys, etc.
Replies: 4
Views: 5669

Online coins, trophys, etc.

Hey everyone! I'm not sure if this has been suggested, (I looked around the forum but couldn't find anything like this)...but I had a little idea here that perhaps may add a little incentive here (and fun) to stay sober. Just like in F2F meetings where you go up to grab your coins, keychains, etc. o...
by WendyR
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: New to emeetings
Replies: 10
Views: 5468

Re: New to emeetings

Hi Stephanie, Welcome. I too am sorry to hear about your struggles and the fact that you lost (hopefully only temporary) one of the things that brightened up your day each morning (you 7 to 8 am meeting, that is). It's sad to hear you feel isolated and hopefully, you'll find sanctity here while you ...
by WendyR
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Am I an alcoholic?
Replies: 13
Views: 5944

Re: Am I an alcoholic?

Hi Kraton, Hi Kraton, When I started trying to control it and could not keep a quit, I knew I was in trouble. Normal people who want to quit just do it. No fuss, no muss. The fact that you are questioning it should give you pause. This quote from Chelle makes a great point. If you're trying to "cont...
by WendyR
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Hey Everyone! New member
Replies: 7
Views: 5361

Re: Hey Everyone! New member

Thanks for the warm welcome Brock! I'm not afraid of the steps, I just enjoyed drinking. =confused But, my kids, boyfriend and myself are way too much more important to me than living in a constant foggy buzz. Since I have kids, it can get a little hard to get to meetings. My boyfriend watches my ki...
by WendyR
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Hey Everyone! New member
Replies: 7
Views: 5361

Hey Everyone! New member

Hey all! Great to be here. Looks like a great option for me when I can't make it to meetings. A little about myself, I've been drinking since my teenage years (in my 40s now)...so yeah, it's been awhile. I come from an alcoholic dad who recently passed a couple years ago. I've been struggling with m...