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by Caretaker
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New sort of: my husband doesn't drink but he wants me to
Replies: 15
Views: 3434

Re: New sort of: my husband doesn't drink but he wants me to

Avaneesh thanks for your reply. The 12 steps really makes a difference with coping with life. It's one of the tools in my toolbox. :)
by Caretaker
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New sort of: my husband doesn't drink but he wants me to
Replies: 15
Views: 3434

Re: New sort of: my husband doesn't drink but he wants me to

Very cool to look back and see where I was when I started AA. Now I try and go to 5 meetings a week and have a great support group. My husband knows I go to meetings. I have an awesome fear of my old friend alcohol. I'm much better today but I still have a long way to go. I'm on a journey to live li...
by Caretaker
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Are Solitude and Isolation the same thing?
Replies: 13
Views: 2949

Re: Are Solitude and Isolation the same thing?

I think the outward appearance of it looks the same but the motivation of the heart is the difference. What in your heart is motivating the action? Is it yo find peace with God? That's solitude. Is it to hide from the world? That's isolation.

Good luck on your journey. Keep seeking:)
by Caretaker
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: question on sponsorship.
Replies: 8
Views: 2821

Re: question on sponsership.

Good question. I don't have one yet but I'm only 6 days sober. In the meetings I've been hearing the words "nice and easy" and "turn it over to God". So I'm thinking in the right time God will show us who it is or who to ask. I'm a "Make things happen " kind of girl so this "let go and let God" thin...
by Caretaker
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Feeling hopeful! I got my 24 hour chip
Replies: 6
Views: 1477

Re: Feeling hopeful! I got my 24 hour chip

Thanks u 2!!!
by Caretaker
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Feeling hopeful! I got my 24 hour chip
Replies: 6
Views: 1477

Re: Feeling hopeful! I got my 24 hour chip

Thank you both!!!
by Caretaker
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Triggers and avoiding them
Replies: 3
Views: 1075

Re: Triggers and avoiding them

Thank you both for responding. I think in my early days here I will avoid everything that is tempting. But I know long term I will be able to handle being around it and not doing it I did get 3 phone numbers at my 1st meeting. And I have already reached out to one of them. She was very helpful. I kn...
by Caretaker
Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Triggers and avoiding them
Replies: 3
Views: 1075

Triggers and avoiding them

I was thinking about triggers. I use to love watching the bachelor shows but the clinking of the glasses and the way they look happy and content while drinking maybe I shouldn't watch the next season.

What are triggers you use to do but now stay away from in order not to be tempted to drink?
by Caretaker
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: reaching out
Replies: 5
Views: 1318

Re: reaching out

Hi again marthamaree
I'm enjoying reading your journey. Stay the course. I also liked to drink alone sort of. I had no trouble going with a group and being the only one to have a drink.
by Caretaker
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: two weeks
Replies: 2
Views: 873

Re: two weeks

Marhamaree
I don't know how long it takes to detox. U r doing great! Keep it up :)
by Caretaker
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Feeling hopeful! I got my 24 hour chip
Replies: 6
Views: 1477

Feeling hopeful! I got my 24 hour chip

Feeling hopeful! I got my 24 hour chip
by Caretaker
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New sort of: my husband doesn't drink but he wants me to
Replies: 15
Views: 3434

Re: New sort of: my husband doesn't drink but he wants me to

Wow desypete we have the same kind of timeline. I'm glad u were able to turn it around a 2nd time. I hope to 2! I got my 24 hour chip today. Thanks for sharing your story. U r an inspiration!!
by Caretaker
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New sort of: my husband doesn't drink but he wants me to
Replies: 15
Views: 3434

Re: New sort of: my husband doesn't drink but he wants me to

Yes Martha that is exactly how I feel!!
by Caretaker
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New sort of: my husband doesn't drink but he wants me to
Replies: 15
Views: 3434

Re: New sort of: my husband doesn't drink but he wants me to

Very well said PaigeB

I just have so much going on and I want to numb all the pain. We lost everything in huricane Harvey. And now we're trying to rebuild and the burden falls on me .