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by Niagara
Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:32 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 1 year sober
Replies: 7
Views: 3040

Re: 1 year sober

That is brilliant to hear - well done :)
by Niagara
Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: So...
Replies: 20
Views: 3452

Re: So...

So first meeting. Terrifying stuff - but they all, without exception were lovely. One lady shared, and it was scary. Scarily similar to what I am now, only further down the line. My husband, bless him, came with me. I have no longer any doubt at all, that I am an alcoholic, and neither does my husba...
by Niagara
Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: So...
Replies: 20
Views: 3452

Re: So...

aha...touche.

No. I'm going to a meeting in an hour or so. It's a ways out, but I'm struggling, clearly. Don't know what to expect, anxious, scared, but the first time is always the hardest, right!

Thanks all x
by Niagara
Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:10 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Hello from Russia
Replies: 7
Views: 3700

Re: Hello from Russia

Hello Olga

Your English is absolutely fine (in fact, that was better written than a lot of English people can manage :lol: )

I have no recovery story for you I'm afraid. I'm only a few days in myself, but it's nice to meet you and look forward to getting to know you :)
by Niagara
Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:19 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: So...
Replies: 20
Views: 3452

So...

Apologies for the vague title, but I really didn't know what to call this thread. 3 days ago, I would have said 'I am an alcoholic'. Step one, done. Right? However, last night in bed, whilst I couldn't sleep, my brain was (over) working stuff. I suspect what it was saying, is all too common. Then ag...
by Niagara
Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: How to deal with it
Replies: 25
Views: 5438

Re: How to deal with it

Thanks for that Hecramsey My husband is off work this weekend, so it will be a bit easier I think. He's not drinking along with me at the moment, so he's being supportive,which is great :) thanks to agoraphobia, i was never an 'outside' drinker, except very occasionally. It seems to be the evenings ...
by Niagara
Wed Jul 09, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Hello
Replies: 21
Views: 4618

Re: Hello

You know, I had to actually go back and count the days. It feels much longer than four tonight. My concentration is appalling. Cooking for my sons party, and I somehow managed to put a tray of chicken directly on top of a tray of sausage rolls in the oven.......squashed flat, and i didn't even reali...
by Niagara
Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:21 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Meetings
Replies: 12
Views: 2450

Re: Meetings

I don't have any advice. I'm far too new to this to be offering that - I just wanted you to know that you're not alone in feeling this hesitation. I'm also trying to pluck up the courage to go.
Courage to both of us, eh :)

x
by Niagara
Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:15 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: How to deal with it
Replies: 25
Views: 5438

Re: How to deal with it

Well, I did it. Day four. Thank you so much for the input :) Having thought about this - much easier sober. Isn't that strange ;) I'm not convinced that there is anything actually wrong with my daughter taking that journey alone. She feels safe enough in herself, and often walks to the first bus sto...
by Niagara
Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: How to deal with it
Replies: 25
Views: 5438

Re: How to deal with it

thanks for the advice guys. I haven't had a drink. Dealing with him, makes me want to, but since he's not going away any time soon, I have to find another way. To be honest, any time I feel criticized or under attack in any way, I want to drink. I'm way oversensitive, so I've been told, so that's qu...
by Niagara
Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: How to deal with it
Replies: 25
Views: 5438

Re: How to deal with it

Ye, I know, It works though, every time. Not sure how to stop my response to it, honestly.
by Niagara
Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:17 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: How to deal with it
Replies: 25
Views: 5438

How to deal with it

I am new to sobriety, only 3 days in. I've already hit a stumbling block, and I'm struggling, right now. Haven't even had the chance for my book to get here yet. Ex husband, violent/abusive to me, in many ways, was with him 10 years, and that's why he's an ex. Doesn't provide for his kids at all, no...
by Niagara
Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: A Recovering Alcoholic's Blog
Replies: 6
Views: 3477

Re: A Recovering Alcoholic's Blog

I guess what I'm saying is people can be assholes if they don't know, or have never experienced addiction first hand. They can, absolutely, but that applies to many many things, a few of which I have experience of. I'm also a survivor of domestic violence, and have mental health issues. Both of tho...
by Niagara
Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:00 am
Forum: But We Aren't a Glum Lot ...
Topic: How Spiritual Are You?
Replies: 13
Views: 9347

Re: How Spiritual Are You?

That cracked me up, needed that :lol:
by Niagara
Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Hello
Replies: 21
Views: 4618

Re: Hello

A viable option for the next one.....Would have no time to book in for that this year, but a great idea. Thanks :)