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by Chicken
Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:17 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Depression in sobriety - I am a glum lot
Replies: 11
Views: 5674

Depression in sobriety - I am a glum lot

hello....any ESH would be appreciated. I am two weeks short of a year sobriety and am sliding into depression and cannot get out of a negative funk. It's been coming for a few months. I cannot say this is a surprise as I have had depression, anxiety and nervous breakdowns all of my adult life up unt...
by Chicken
Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: not bad enough?
Replies: 25
Views: 14517

Re: not bad enough?

hi kelmac i can definitely relate. have sometimes wished for a spectacular rehab story so that it would be great evidence of my need for AA. i've been told to listen for the similarities and not the differences. this is my third time in AA and my alcoholic mind previously looked at the differences a...
by Chicken
Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:36 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Statements I cant relate
Replies: 52
Views: 8478

Re: Statements I cant relate

Hi kjay good thread. chicken here. 68 days sober. I really relate to what you are saying. I tend to keep quiet at meetings because often people start off with "when I was in treatment".... and then I feel like i am not a proper alcoholic !!!! I am a binge drinker and cannot relate to the vodka on th...
by Chicken
Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Intolerance
Replies: 16
Views: 4159

Re: Intolerance

I think you are right Tosh. Just keep my mouth shut for now. I AM feeling very resentful. We are dividing into two camps. I've been told to mind my business and leave the kid alone. Feeling totally backed into a corner with no viable solutions except BF moves out. When I try and have a say, it gets ...
by Chicken
Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Intolerance
Replies: 16
Views: 4159

Re: Intolerance

Thanks for the insights. AFGO indeedly. Get off my couch and get your feet off the coffee table and stop opening the fridge every 2 minutes. Stop hogging the bathroom :lol: On a logical sense, I've already realised that it is the time to put on my big girl panties and be the (not evil) step mom. To ...
by Chicken
Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:20 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Intolerance
Replies: 16
Views: 4159

Intolerance

Hello all. Day 42. Very grateful. Can anyone relate to being intolerant of people in ones space at home ? My stepson has family problems and doesn't want to live with his mother anymore. He moved in three weeks ago into my little apartment where his dad, me and my daughter live. He did used to come ...
by Chicken
Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: For the partners ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1390

For the partners ?

Hi all My partner has no clue about alcoholism except that I have it :!: He is supportive in that when he is at home (he works away alot) he babysits and encourages me to go to meetings. Other than AlAnon (I've suggested and he says he will think about it)....where else can I point him ? Or is it pe...
by Chicken
Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: About me
Replies: 16
Views: 3361

Re: About me

Hi Alison

I'm chicken. Born in the UK and now living in South Africa. DOS 15.12.2012.

Welcome !

xxx
by Chicken
Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:24 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Choosing a sponsor
Replies: 16
Views: 3291

Re: Choosing a sponsor

He told me "Alcoholics cannot have resentments, we MUST be rid of them!", and I was given some good advice on how to deal with the situation. Ahhh. Resentment. Yes, that is what crept in. I did clearly say many times that I would not be able to manage the required meeting and homework schedule. Eve...
by Chicken
Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:52 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Choosing a sponsor
Replies: 16
Views: 3291

Choosing a sponsor

hi all I have been without a sponsor since around October. Coming into AA for the second time in four years, I chose a sponsor very quickly as I thought it was the right thing to do (to have a sponsor), but I hated her forcefulness and barrage of must do's which were too much from day one (I am will...
by Chicken
Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:38 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: What is going to keep me sober if I can't get to meetings...
Replies: 8
Views: 1948

What is going to keep me sober if I can't get to meetings...

hello all To cut a long story short, after a period of about 40 days sober, I went MIA (missing in alcoholism ?!) from AA for 4 - 5 weeks. I tried some "I can do this on self will" tactics. I tried some controlled drinking tactics. Preceding my MIA I got extremely resentful towards AA and my sponsor...
by Chicken
Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:00 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Feeling so lost and low
Replies: 5
Views: 1878

Feeling so lost and low

Hi y'all I realise on a mental level that this is not a race and that I cannot "get spiritual" over night...I am feeling so lost and haven't been able to connect with any spirituality whatsoever. I feel like I'm slipping into morbid miserableness (not that I was that chipper ever to start off with!)...
by Chicken
Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Sober spare time
Replies: 19
Views: 4522

Re: Sober spare time

day 51 !!!! I'd like to just add that I initially posted this thread (on day 8) before I got a sponsor !!! Meetings are now stepped up to 4 a week minimum. I'm busy investigating and attending "not my norm" meetings at the moment and it's been brilliant. I went to the best meeting yet last night aft...
by Chicken
Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: My story & my question..
Replies: 27
Views: 5193

Re: My story & my question..

Hi PM Welcome to the forum. I can relate to the binge drinking and for me.....this was a large block on me coming to AA. I've always thought myself not an alcoholic because I didn't get to the vodka on my cornflakes stage. It would have been alot easier for me if I had been at that stage....because ...
by Chicken
Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: I chose a sponsor impetuously
Replies: 13
Views: 7993

Re: I chose a sponsor impetuously

Hi T I came digging around the forum for a similar situation. I hear you ! I am feeling very anxiety ridden about my sponsor relationship. My sponsor I have known for a while from a different fellowship and it landed on my lap so I asked. I do like her alot as a person, but I am feeling hijacked. My...