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by RustyS
Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:41 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Hi everybody!
Replies: 6
Views: 2988

Re: Hi everybody!

Welcome Jaywalker, I hope you enjoy your stay here. I sure have!

--Rusty
by RustyS
Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:33 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New Here
Replies: 16
Views: 3131

Re: New Here

Hi Jaz1,

It sounds like you know what will help keep you sober, getting a sponsor and working the steps. We are all here for you!

--Rusty
by RustyS
Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:27 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New. Glad I found you all.
Replies: 17
Views: 3128

Re: New. Glad I found you all.

Welcome MadameM. Congratulations on your sobriety. Meetings are tough on people like me too. I'm really shy in real life. In the Big Book it says that you have to be willing to go to any length for sobriety. It's hard for me to go to the meetings. When they go around the room for each person to talk...
by RustyS
Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:19 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Need some help please.
Replies: 8
Views: 1841

Re: Need some help please.

Welcome adamland. It's hard to not drink too much if you're an alcoholic. I know what you mean. I was the same way with drinking. I tried to be a social drinker but inevitably ended up drinking too much, getting angry. It "got ugly" several times. My wife is actually a social drinker, not an alcohol...
by RustyS
Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:11 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: First Time Here
Replies: 7
Views: 1608

Re: First Time Here

Welcome jplymouth. I hope you enjoy our forums.

--Rusty
by RustyS
Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:40 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Gutting it out last night
Replies: 55
Views: 8672

Re: Gutting it out last night

Mike, I appologize for not making myself more clear. I am not currently on medication or under the care of a psychiatrist or any mental health professional. I was in the past on medication for depression. It's my fault for not being more clear.

--Rusty
by RustyS
Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:17 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Had My First Drinking Dream
Replies: 13
Views: 2453

Had My First Drinking Dream

Hi all, I'm Rusty and I'm an alcoholic. Thankfully I had read here somewhere about us having drinking dreams so this is more amusing than disturbing. If I hadn't read about it I would think there was something wrong with me :lol: I was having dinner with my wife, kids, and my mother. She's a big win...
by RustyS
Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:09 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: acceptance
Replies: 7
Views: 2629

Re: acceptance

Thanks Isabella. We are all here for you. Keep it up!

--Rusty
by RustyS
Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Gutting it out last night
Replies: 55
Views: 8672

Re: Gutting it out last night

Thanks for sharing Ann and Lali. My mother has told me she thinks I am bipolar, but I don't see the extreme highs. I suppose it's possible that I can't see them because I enjoy the extreme highs and I don't see them as a problem. It's the extreme lows that I find problematic. Maybe a trip to the doc...
by RustyS
Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: Our Friends and Families
Topic: Marrying a female recovering alcoholic
Replies: 16
Views: 12135

Re: Marrying a female recovering alcoholic

matai wrote:Going to Al-Anon tonight for my first time.
I learned a lot from going to Al-Anon meetings. My only advice is to attend a few different meetings before you make up your mind about it.

Thanks,
Rusty
by RustyS
Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: The Grapevine Magazine
Topic: Anonymity concern
Replies: 18
Views: 14287

Re: Anonymity concern

Awesome, thank you. I will most certainly check out the free trial. I haven't looked into it very much as I am still reading the Big Book in my spare time.

Thanks,
Rusty
by RustyS
Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: The Grapevine Magazine
Topic: Anonymity concern
Replies: 18
Views: 14287

Re: Anonymity concern

So is the "online" verion is the same as the "digital" version except it includes the audio and the archive of old editions?

How is the "print version, digitally" delivered? Is it a PDF?

Thanks,
Rusty
by RustyS
Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:40 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Gutting it out last night
Replies: 55
Views: 8672

Re: Gutting it out last night

Do I just need a swift kick in the ass to get off the pity pot? No, you just need to understand you are heading for another drink/drunk if you do not get started in Step Four. Everything you said makes sense. It's exactly what I needed to hear. Thank you. I will do that right now. I was supposed to...
by RustyS
Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:33 am
Forum: The Grapevine Magazine
Topic: Anonymity concern
Replies: 18
Views: 14287

Re: Anonymity concern

What is the difference between the digital version and the online version?

--Rusty
by RustyS
Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:32 am
Forum: Our Friends and Families
Topic: Marrying a female recovering alcoholic
Replies: 16
Views: 12135

Re: Marrying a female recovering alcoholic

Also, another question. She has a close male friend who is also in AA who relies on her and confides in her. I've been feeling that a single guy confiding to a soon to be married woman may be inappropriate. Is this kind of relationship common in AA? No, I don't think so. On my first day at AA, my g...