Search found 198 matches

by KathyAnne
Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:06 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Insecure
Replies: 11
Views: 3929

Re: Insecure

Many thanks for your replys which were very helpful. It's been a tough 24hrs but come out feeling a lot stronger and have some answers to. Personal growth can be so painful at times but today I don't have to drink on it. I try and work a simple program but my head won't let me at times! I get to ana...
by KathyAnne
Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:47 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Insecure
Replies: 11
Views: 3929

Insecure

I've been feeling insecure about my program & recovery since 2 days ago and I keep obsessing about what was said to me. I have a service sponser now & sometimes talk slips into other areas I found her very helpful she's over 30 years sober and is very wise. I have had the same sponser for 4 years sh...
by KathyAnne
Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Relapsed
Replies: 28
Views: 6844

Re: Relapsed

Hi Muffinpie, I too got insecure thinking my sponser didn't want to help me anymore. I upset myself so much over it I didn't know what to do so I told her & it was the best thing I did. She told me it was my disease talking to me, and if I ever feel like that again to just voice it and share on it a...
by KathyAnne
Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:03 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: When will this end?
Replies: 10
Views: 3508

Re: When will this end?

Hello Trudge, I do identify with not being able to let go of the guilt. For me it's a form of grieving I've had to go through. Grieving for the past and what could have been, grieving for all that is lost and grieving for myself if that makes sense! I've cried & cried even tho I fought not to and I ...
by KathyAnne
Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Hello Everyone
Replies: 4
Views: 1480

Re: Hello Everyone

Hello johnd good to read you very inspiring. I had hell of a day last week when my sister fell into a road & was taken to hosp by ambulance as they thought she'd broken her back, she's fine now nothing serious. Then that night we got a phone call at 11pm father in law had passed away (it was expecte...
by KathyAnne
Mon May 11, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 30 Years
Replies: 13
Views: 5114

Re: 30 Years

Wow thats great to read. For me I like to hear from these 'old timers' as its shows me that this stuff works for the very long term.
Congratulations on your recovery your a beacon of hope.
by KathyAnne
Sun May 10, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Stinking thinking
Replies: 22
Views: 8896

Re: Stinking thinking

I rang my sponser up once and said 'I hate to say this but I fancy a drink' I felt so guilty and ashamed but had to get it out and she said ' Of course you do your and Alcohlic' Oh ok yes of course i am. I've never forgotten that and it is normal that us Alkies will at times want or fancy a drink, b...
by KathyAnne
Sun May 10, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 4th Birthday
Replies: 10
Views: 4165

Re: 4th Birthday

Many Thanks everyone xx
by KathyAnne
Wed May 06, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 4th Birthday
Replies: 10
Views: 4165

4th Birthday

Hi Everyone, just thought I'd post and say it's 4 years ago today I walked through the doors and I feel so very greatful to AA. These boards have played an important part in my recovery I may not log in or post but I do browse through and have written stuff down that I've found helpful so I don't fo...
by KathyAnne
Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New, Young, and Uncomfortable
Replies: 15
Views: 4540

Re: New, Young, and Uncomfortable

Hi and welcome well done for reaching out. That is something I found extremely difficult to do for a few months. When I first came in I too was just like you I just couldn't seem to connect to anyone and in my head I thought no one wanted to know me. I kept thinking they all hated me I was a waste o...
by KathyAnne
Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Hurt by my partner's inability to not drink after my relapse
Replies: 14
Views: 6422

Re: Hurt by my partner's inability to not drink after my rel

I was told bluntly that I can't drink and others can & it's my problem not theirs! That hurt but I took it on board I am powerless (step 1) over other people. I have to accept other people drinking I can't do a thing about it. Fortunately my husband only has one or two drinks a month and he would no...
by KathyAnne
Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: new comer
Replies: 7
Views: 2336

Re: new comer

I love those promises they gave me such hope in the first months and still do today.
Welcome Janibobs you've found a wealth of experience strength & hope on these boards so keep coming back!
by KathyAnne
Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Sposorship development
Replies: 11
Views: 3059

Re: Sposorship development

I found my sponser via AA phoneline I'd been sober for a few months and rang in one day very upset said I couldn't connect with anyone felt very alone and crying my head off. Fortunately for me she gave me her home number and we clicked and 3yrs down the road she's still my sponser but as has been s...
by KathyAnne
Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 3
Replies: 13
Views: 10030

Re: Step 3

Really like your reply Tosh, it's plain and simple put like that. Wish I had it put that way to me I have struggled with a lot of the terminology in the BB and the way people put things across.
by KathyAnne
Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I had trouble, Now I think I've fixed it.
Replies: 14
Views: 3128

Re: I had trouble, Now I think I've fixed it.

Having been sober for a while now I am now free to be me. I no longer feel the need to push myself to work hard to prove to myself and others I am worthy and what a relief that is. As it says in the promises "we cease fighting anyone or anything" This 12 step program has bought so much into my life,...