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by RustyS
Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:11 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Gutting it out last night
Replies: 55
Views: 8672

Re: Gutting it out last night

If you stay sober, you are soooooo going to be able to help someone else. :D That's very kind of you. Thanks. I don't know if I'll make it to the 12th step, I'm focused on just making through one more day. But should I, I would very much like to help others. I'm sure it would be very fulfilling. Do...
by RustyS
Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:25 am
Forum: The Grapevine Magazine
Topic: Anonymity concern
Replies: 18
Views: 14287

Re: Anonymity concern

Good question Mike. I was thinking the same thing about the Grapevine in print. "What if someone see it?!?!?"

That's hilarious Lee :lol: !

--Rusty
by RustyS
Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:55 am
Forum: Our Friends and Families
Topic: Marrying a female recovering alcoholic
Replies: 16
Views: 12135

Re: Marrying a female recovering alcoholic

Hi Matai, My father was an alcoholic, I am an alcoholic, and my daughter is an addict. Like Ann2, I recommend attending some Al-Anon meetings. You will meet other people there who are in relationships with alcoholics and addicts. I attend both AA meetings and Al-Anon meetings. Good luck. Thanks, Rusty
by RustyS
Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:45 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Gutting it out last night
Replies: 55
Views: 8672

Re: Gutting it out last night

He told me straight to my face across the meeting table that I would drink again. ( I was SO pissed at this guy for doing this ) but ya know what ... he was right... I wasn't there, but how was it helpful for him to tell you that? Maybe it would have been more helpful for him to warn you not to be ...
by RustyS
Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:26 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: here for support
Replies: 12
Views: 4114

Re: here for support

Hi Isabelle, welcome. I've only been sober 11 days. I went to my very first meeting on my 3rd day of sobriety and I wish I hadn't even waited that long. We are here for you.

--Rusty
by RustyS
Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Gutting it out last night
Replies: 55
Views: 8672

Re: Gutting it out last night

Thanks Tosh. I'm meeting with him tomorrow after our AA meeting. I'm really looking forward to it.
by RustyS
Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Gutting it out last night
Replies: 55
Views: 8672

Re: Gutting it out last night

Thank you all. I just think I realized something. The HP could be speaking to me through y'all. I sucked it up and called a guy and asked him to be my sponsor. I have a sponsor now. It was real hard, but y'all helped convince me that if I didn't do it I was going to go back to drinking. You are on h...
by RustyS
Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:35 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Gutting it out last night
Replies: 55
Views: 8672

Re: Gutting it out last night

Thanks guys. I'm sorry for dumping all this on y'all. I suck at interacting with people in real life. I feel like I can't be myself f2f. I have like a dual life. the person I present in real life is not really me. This is part of the reason I don't have a sponsor. I'm afraid to get close to people. ...
by RustyS
Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:11 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Gutting it out last night
Replies: 55
Views: 8672

Re: Gutting it out last night

I don't have a sponsor. I thought I had done steps 2 and 3 but now I'm doubtful.
by RustyS
Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:46 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Gutting it out last night
Replies: 55
Views: 8672

Gutting it out last night

Hi all, I'm Rusty and I'm an alcoholic, I feel really stupid. Today is the tenth day of my recovery. Last night I wanted a drink more than anything. I gutted it out. I didn't call anyone. I skipped my meeting to go trick-or-treating with my 7 year old daughter. I got home from trick-or-treating and ...
by RustyS
Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:52 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: What does step 3 mean to you?
Replies: 18
Views: 18308

Re: What does step 3 mean to you?

Thank you all. This really helps.

--Rusty
by RustyS
Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:33 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Unable to attend meetings
Replies: 7
Views: 2551

Re: Unable to attend meetings

Why not start a meditation diary here? "Day 1: Restless, irritable, discontented; next door neighbours dogs kept barking; just got settled and the phone rang, and then when I sat back down, I kept on thinking about onions for some strange reason. Then my face started getting itchy. Ah that Tosh on ...
by RustyS
Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:53 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Hello
Replies: 53
Views: 6875

Re: Hello

Hi LB, I would like to recommend you get some phone numbers of fellow alcoholics. For me it's been a life line. I thought it was a dumb idea at first, but, for me, just talking to someone for a few minutes about it, and knowing that someone cares really helps. Saturday I visited my daughter in rehab...
by RustyS
Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:29 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Advice needed
Replies: 23
Views: 4001

Re: Advice needed

Hi MD, I read your story and I can totally relate. I have a good job, I never missed a rent payment, I haven't crashed my car, I haven't been arrested, I haven't been to rehab, I haven't been violent when drunk. But reflecting back over the past 9 days that I've been sober I honestly can only say th...
by RustyS
Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:40 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: What does step 3 mean to you?
Replies: 18
Views: 18308

Re: What does step 3 mean to you?

Thanks guys. Both good answers. I will take them to heart. Keep up the good work, Rusty, and you just might end up being a sponsor even before you find one! :wink: Haha, yeah, if I wait too long I suppose :lol: ! My group has a Sunday morning meeting. The guy that asked me if I've thought about gett...