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by leppimessiah
Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:14 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsor issues
Replies: 12
Views: 6794

Re: Sponsor issues

Hey Kelmac! It seems like at this point your sponsor-sponsee relationship is causing a lot of distress for you. Before I met my current sponsor, I had another sponsor who was a wonderful person but for one reason or another would not take me through the steps and I knew deeply that I needed to look ...
by leppimessiah
Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:03 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsee with Trauma Issues
Replies: 10
Views: 6317

Re: Sponsee with Trauma Issues

Thanks for all of your responses, I really appreciate each one of them! :)
by leppimessiah
Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsee with Trauma Issues
Replies: 10
Views: 6317

Re: Sponsee with Trauma Issues

Thanks for your response Ezdit! She stated that she has ideation, a desire, and intent but isn't going to follow through with it because she "knows how suicide affects other people." So I believe that's a good thing. I also forgot to add that as part of her trigger (she has a lot of abandonment issu...
by leppimessiah
Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsee with Trauma Issues
Replies: 10
Views: 6317

Sponsee with Trauma Issues

Hey everyone! I have a sponsee who is around 3 months sober and has went through a lot of trauma from child abuse, paternal abandonment, etc. I am currently taking her through the steps but right now we're a little off track because she is constantly getting severely emotionally triggered when she t...
by leppimessiah
Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: Our Friends and Families
Topic: I'm physically sick of my sister
Replies: 5
Views: 5046

Re: I'm physically sick of my sister

Thank you everyone for the support! I don't feel alone in this. I was at my wits end and finally talking to people who know what it's like alleviated the craziness in my head. I will continue using the program for sure...Today, I will speak with people from AA and Alanon. I'll do whatever it takes t...
by leppimessiah
Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:49 am
Forum: Our Friends and Families
Topic: I'm physically sick of my sister
Replies: 5
Views: 5046

I'm physically sick of my sister

I don't know what to do...I'm a recovering alcoholic and have a twin sister using and drinking. She literally just came back from a week at an in-patient facility (I called 911) transitioning to out-patient and my mother stupidly gave her the car keys to "run errands." Guess what! She didn't come ba...
by leppimessiah
Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Our Friends and Families
Topic: Exceptionally grateful
Replies: 3
Views: 3732

Re: Exceptionally grateful

Thanks Walleyegirl!

Your post inspired me to be more grateful to the fellowship even when life doesn't "seem" in order. Thank you for sharing! :)
by leppimessiah
Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:05 am
Forum: Our Friends and Families
Topic: Hello, help me please
Replies: 4
Views: 5250

Re: Hello, help me please

Hey there, I understand the pain of having someone really close to you being trapped in the midst of alcoholism. It's not only THEIR disease it is OUR disease. It affects everyone around them. My twin sister is struggling badly with a dual addiction: alcohol and drugs. I never in my wildest dreams w...
by leppimessiah
Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Had to get it out
Replies: 6
Views: 2407

Had to get it out

Hi I'm Leppi and I'm an alcoholic! Love this website by the way, and everyone in it. I just really had to get this out. My boss called me over and pretty much told me that I'm gonna be let go by the year. As much as I despised my job I'm hurt. My sponsor told me to feel the feelings and be thankful ...
by leppimessiah
Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Retreat
Replies: 5
Views: 1294

Re: Retreat

I know tons of people that have gone to AA retreats and said that they have enjoyed it! It is a way to get to know more people in the fellowship, read and understand more of the 12 steps, etc, focus on increasing spiritual awareness. So I would consider you to be quite lucky in that department. I ho...
by leppimessiah
Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:04 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Feelings hurt!
Replies: 24
Views: 4972

Re: Feelings hurt!

Reading what everybody had to say is motivating me to moveee on! I decided that if my sponsor is busy for a weekend that I should get ahead and going on the work rather than wait around until she's not busy. By the way, it wasn't my current sponsor that has made me wait this long on Step One. I had ...
by leppimessiah
Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:59 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Feelings hurt!
Replies: 24
Views: 4972

Re: Feelings hurt!

I'm still working on step one with my sponsor...recently, a lot of things have been coming up for her so we couldn't meet up and continue the work. But we will be continuing this Saturday. I kind of had an inkling that it was partly because I haven't made it that far with the steps which is making m...
by leppimessiah
Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:17 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Feelings hurt!
Replies: 24
Views: 4972

Feelings hurt!

I've been in the program for a year now and have had great things happen to me. I have a sponsor, a home group, friends in AA, starting the steps. There is one thing that is bothering me. For a while, the moment I wake up every morning I have been feeling a sense of hopelessness and despair. And it ...
by leppimessiah
Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:35 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Do i tell people what i do for a living
Replies: 16
Views: 3216

Re: Do i tell people what i do for a living

Hey there! Thanks for sharing!! Sometimes we are afraid that there will be judgments by others that we are alcoholics, especially when some judgments have a negative connotation. The good news is that you are a Recovering alcoholic which is very positive and very admirable. In the AA Meetings I atte...
by leppimessiah
Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:32 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: My Therapist's "Opinion" on AA
Replies: 11
Views: 2976

My Therapist's "Opinion" on AA

Hi I am Leppi and I am a grateful recovering alcoholic! I am seeing a therapist whose specialty is dealing with patients who abuse substances/alcohol. Even better was when I spotted the AA Big Book on her book shelf and therefore, I was convinced that she knew all there is to know about Alcoholics A...