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Telling the new person in your life you're a (recovering) alcoholic


Telling the new person in your life you're a (recovering) alcoholic

Old 11-10-2017, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Tatsy View Post
why someone would let their past behaviour define their present persona?

If you've stopped drinking, that's it, done, in your past, dealt with and you've moved on and grown and developed. Why let your past influence your now
I want to remember the past and how terrible my life was during the last decades of my drinking. This is why I go to 7 to 10 AA meetings a week - to talk about it, help others and "treat my disease".

If I just forget the past and move on I could end up back where I was.
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Old 11-10-2017, 05:44 PM
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Sounds to me like you were very brave and he reacted in the best way. You should be proud of yourself
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Old 11-11-2017, 02:55 PM
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I think you handled it perfectly--you need to be your authentic self,
and he has a right to know something that impactful about your past
and present life as the relationship gets more serious.

Sounds like he's a keeper to me
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