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by Robert R
Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:16 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Would this be a valid upset or a resentment?
Replies: 5
Views: 4289

Re: Would this be a valid upset or a resentment?

Similar situation. In my early sobriety a private conversation was overheard and repeated. I was angry until I realised my anger stemmed from embarrassment that my judgemental nature had been laid bare. Added judgemental to my defects list and worked on that. Glad now that the situation arose.
by Robert R
Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:41 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Helping physical craving in early days
Replies: 6
Views: 3471

Re: Helping physical craving in early days

Hi Noels, I found the 'Living Sober" booklet a very useful and powerful tool to use in early sobriety. It along with the 'Just for Today' card gave me a solid foundation on a daily basis to move forward to a point where my head cleared enough to start working through the steps with another alcoholic...
by Robert R
Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Day #1
Replies: 42
Views: 20464

Re: Day #1

Just read through this thread. Wow! Thanks Edd, that is my 'feel good' factor topped up for today. :D
by Robert R
Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:18 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: is there a place for me here?
Replies: 12
Views: 5985

Re: is there a place for me here?

Welcome Malinche, If alcohol has cost you more than money then you have earned your seat at the AA table!!! Please don't allow any man, woman or concept to deny you your rightful place in the fellowship. Having been homeless for a period before entering AA my first Higher Power was the electric heat...
by Robert R
Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: doing it dishonestly
Replies: 13
Views: 6959

Re: doing it dishonestly

Hey porcupine, progress! :D Becoming self aware of how damaged my thinking was enabled me (with the help of AA friends) to reboot this old brain into a new way of thinking. Took time and effort but the rewards are great and tangible in my life today.
by Robert R
Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Don't know where to start..
Replies: 13
Views: 6202

Re: Don't know where to start..

Hey, meeting tomorrow! Well done girl. :D Please post back how it goes for you. Hope you hear enough to get you back for more.
by Robert R
Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Don't know where to start..
Replies: 13
Views: 6202

Re: Don't know where to start..

Welcome missyellow, for me there were two parts to my start. (1), Thought. (2), Action. My thinking fully accepted that 'I was powerless over alcohol and that my life was unmanageable'. My action was to get to an AA meeting where I heard others who had been where I was (and I could identify with) ex...
by Robert R
Sat Mar 19, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Where do I fit in?
Replies: 5
Views: 4172

Re: Where do I fit in?

Hi kitty, Welcome. First off, I have no personal experience of your dilemma however in the community groups I volunteer in your question is often raised by folks like yourself. Fear of falling into another addiction trap is a strong motivator for some to abstain completely. Others however feel safe ...
by Robert R
Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Compulsive drinker
Replies: 50
Views: 17839

Re: Compulsive drinker

:D :D :D Love is the fabric of the universe :D :D :D
by Robert R
Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: 100 days and struggling
Replies: 8
Views: 4596

Re: 100 days and struggling

Got out to a meeting today. Surprise surprise it was a step 4 topic, just what I needed to hear. Never been to this meeting. New faces, well mostly. Small population around here so be hard not to see a familiar faces. Anyway going to step up and get my 4 finished. I know I don't want to drink and b...
by Robert R
Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: 100 days and struggling
Replies: 8
Views: 4596

Re: 100 days and struggling

Hi Mudruck, Regular contact and work with a sponsor was essential in keeping my old head on track and quiet. Maybe time to find another sponsor who can spend the time with you that you need right now.
Best wishes my friend.
by Robert R
Mon Mar 14, 2016 3:07 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Compulsive drinker
Replies: 50
Views: 17839

Re: Compulsive drinker

Great news indeed. I pray you hear and see what you need to keep coming back. My first meeting was a turning point in my life that has led to the best 8 years of my life to date. Please let us know how it goes.
by Robert R
Sun Mar 13, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New member
Replies: 7
Views: 2848

Re: New member

Welcome Paul, Great that you are reaching out and have recognised that merely not drinking is not the solution to what ails us. In the fellowship of AA I met folks who had been where I was and they had a solution to what ailed me. They shared the simple solution with me, which I grasped onto with fe...
by Robert R
Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Merl's sobriety travels
Replies: 17
Views: 13276

Re: Merl's sobriety travels

Yes Merl, feeling at home in a regular meeting is familiar to me. Also strangely enough even walking through the door of a new (to me) meeting I get that same feeling. When I got sober two of my boys worked and lived in Cork and Kerry. I spent a fair bit of time travelling those two counties. Strang...
by Robert R
Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:50 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Merl's sobriety travels
Replies: 17
Views: 13276

Re: Merl's sobriety travels

Glad you are home safe my friend. :D