Originally Posted by Happier
I would love to go, chat it up, meet everyone, laugh, have fun and come home having enjoyed a great evening. Unfortunatley, these events seem more like a chore to be endured and I hope that does not come across while I am there.
I will make the best of this and know that I will come out stronger and healthier afterwards. Another learning opportunity, I assume.
Congrats on 6 months! That's great.
Yes, the dreaded (for some) social affair. Even when I was drinking I didn't look forward to them. I was too busy judging everyone to enjoy myself, even drink in hand (or bottle beforehand, to be honest). But while I may not enjoy going to something, I always find a way to change my perception of things, so that I don't create a resentment. Not always easy, but I find that I enjoy things more if I look at it differently. Even if it's because I know I will make my wife happy, then that's enough for me some times.
But you're right - another learning opportunity! Have fun!