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by Niagara
Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:19 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Had 60 days on Tuesday.
Replies: 9
Views: 2401

Re: Had 60 days on Tuesday.

hey Namaste Just wanted to say thank you for posting this. I'm also struggling emotionally this last couple of days, and it's good to know that I'm not alone with that, and that you've gone on another month despite that. It gives me hope. Huge congratulations on 60 days, and I wish you an enjoyable ...
by Niagara
Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:19 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Meetings do not relate to new people sometimes
Replies: 14
Views: 3225

Re: Meetings do not relate to new people sometimes

Catcar, I myself suffered from agoraphobia and huge social anxiety issues. The first meeting I attended was 15 people max I think? I was petrified.....even with my husband there. A year ago, I would have walked right out of there and never gone back. However, my desire to get well now, got, and kept...
by Niagara
Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:23 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Not my first time but trying yet again to quit - please help
Replies: 22
Views: 5396

Re: Not my first time but trying yet again to quit - please

I was reading my big book to day and came across a quote that rang very true for me The alcoholic is like a tornado roaring his way through the lives of others. Hearts are broken. Sweet relationships are dead. Affections have been uprooted. Selfish and inconsiderate habits have kept the home in turm...
by Niagara
Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:23 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Staying sober with a spouse who still drinks
Replies: 7
Views: 4012

Re: Staying sober with a spouse who still drinks

Hello and welcome Det1 I'm kinda new to this, but I can only give you my experiences and hope that you find something of use in there. My husband drinks too - though not in the same way as I do. He's not an alcoholic. He's also a keen homebrewer. One thing that I have learned in AA is that nobody fo...
by Niagara
Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 1 month sober
Replies: 7
Views: 3246

Re: 1 month sober

Thanks guys/gals Catcar what helped me......AA, in a nutshell Reading, identifying, speaking with my sponsor, posting on here, meetings, keeping busy, praying. All I can say is whatever action I would have taken pre giving up drink, I've tried to do differently, since my way wasn't working. Also, as...
by Niagara
Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:41 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 1 month sober
Replies: 7
Views: 3246

1 month sober

My first day sober was 5th july. I joined this forum the day after, and my first meeting was 11th july. Can I say....what a month. Really, what a month. I didn't expect to join and have to actually work on myself. Heh. I don't know what I expected, perhaps a lot of people consoling each other that t...
by Niagara
Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:54 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 5 years
Replies: 14
Views: 5013

Re: 5 years

That's great Paigeb :) Really great :)
by Niagara
Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:20 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Do I have a problem?
Replies: 14
Views: 7207

Re: Do I have a problem?

Welcome asdfg One thing that is said often in the rooms I visit - look for the similarities, not the differences. I am an alcoholic. I only drank a couple of times until I passed out. I never had blackouts, I never drank during the day, I never got arrested - all of these were a few of many excuses ...
by Niagara
Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:44 am
Forum: But We Aren't a Glum Lot ...
Topic: Fun Same Letter Sentence.
Replies: 40
Views: 32729

Re: Fun Same Letter Sentence.

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by Niagara
Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:59 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: ready to give up
Replies: 47
Views: 11680

Re: ready to give up

I had this conversation with a lady who has since become my sponsor. Her advice? Pick up the phone, call someone. It's not just to help yourself, it helps them too. Remember that they have the same illness as you do, and often will share a lot of the same thought processes, if not actual experiences...
by Niagara
Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Any alcoholics who stutter out there?
Replies: 9
Views: 2955

Re: Any alcoholics who stutter out there?

Hey Magical matt

I don't stutter I'm afraid, but I do want to welcome you.

My son has a stutter so I do to an extent understand the frustration that goes with that

I wish you well x
by Niagara
Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: But We Aren't a Glum Lot ...
Topic: Fun Same Letter Sentence.
Replies: 40
Views: 32729

Re: Fun Same Letter Sentence.

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by Niagara
Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: But We Aren't a Glum Lot ...
Topic: Fun Same Letter Sentence.
Replies: 40
Views: 32729

Re: Fun Same Letter Sentence.

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by Niagara
Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Sucks
Replies: 14
Views: 2780

Re: Sucks

wow....just wow. I'm sorry :(
by Niagara
Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: But We Aren't a Glum Lot ...
Topic: Fun Same Letter Sentence.
Replies: 40
Views: 32729

Re: Fun Same Letter Sentence.

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