I grew up in a family dynamic where I hold everything inside and don’t really talk about how I really feel. I was just wondering what steps can I take to allow myself to become more vulnerable, maybe, in early recovery? Read the rest of this entry »
I’m newly sober and I’m finding that as I’m changing and my drama level is going down, the level of drama in my family is not changing. How do I deal with those dynamics? And where might I reach out for support in that sense? Read the rest of this entry »
If I’m having difficulty right now working through resentment towards myself due to the fact that I feel like I’ve wasted a chunk of time in my life drinking, relapsing, pulling my life back together again. I’m finding it difficult to forgive myself for thinking that I could’ve done more or done things differently. Do you have any suggestions of how I could work through this? Read the rest of this entry »
My question is I’ve been going to AA meetings almost every day. I’ve been following the 12 Steps, but I still don’t trust myself not to drink. I don’t know what else I should be doing. Why don’t I trust myself, and what should I be doing besides the AA meetings and working the Steps?
I’ve got twin 14-year-old daughters who seem to think what I did was awful, and they’re basically ignoring me. I don’t know how to deal with them and what I can do to not have my alcoholism carry on to them. Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve been sober for 30 days. This is my first occasion with the help of working on the program and the 12 steps of AA, and I’m currently working on my fourth step. I find that I’m really having trouble being so in depth with my feelings to the point where it’s making me depressed, and I wanted to know if I might ask your advice on this, and also how did you approach this step? Read the rest of this entry »
I’m just learning about PTSD, it’s the first time anyone ever mentioned it to me. I just have so many questions as to, how could it have contributed to this disease. And how it can contribute to my recovery? Where do I focus? Read the rest of this entry »
I have been in institutions since 2007, funded by my overly involved family, how do I find a way to break free from their control, financial and otherwise, to be on my own in my new life of recovery? They themselves need help and do not seem to see it. Read the rest of this entry »