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Old 04-08-2010, 05:01 AM
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Hi wilson

I had a good many people not wanting me to be drunk, yet not wanting me to be 'weird' and not drink at all. They didn't understand.

You and I know alcoholism has nothing to do with a failure in restraint, or an exercise in gluttony or a lapse in character.

I tried my best to explain this to those close to me as fully and honestly as I could - some got it, some didn't....but regardless I knew what I had to do.

If you've discussed this with your wife and she doesn't understand, then that's rough - but it's not a dealbreaker.

This board is full of people who've stayed sober under similar circumstances

If we could always control what happens after we take that first drink, none of us would have a problem.

In the end, you know what is right for you to do.

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