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Old 04-07-2011, 09:15 AM
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One year ago today...

...I broke up with the alcoholic in my life. It was the saddest, most tragic-feeling, most horrible day and time in my life. Truly.

I felt broken, misunderstood, hopeless. I was in agony.

My SR family helped to get me through that time, to nourish the tiniest little part of me that knew, just KNEW, that I could have a different kind of life. I had to believe it could be different because it had gotten so unbelievably painful.

So many SR people helped to get me through that. In my heart I reach out to you with more gratitude that I can possibly express. Thank you.

These days I am working my Alanon program with the loving support of my sponsor and program friends. I'm beginning to date again, and working through what "unavailability" and "addictive qualities" look like. I'm getting better every day. I understand myself better, love myself better, and give back so much more fully than I ever could before, when I was operating from my disease.

It has not been an easy year, but it has been the best year of my life.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Hugs and gratitude,
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:30 AM
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Posie,
Thanks for your story. I hope that next April, Maybe I can make your post, and you can come back and say that you've had another great year too.
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Nice to see you here! Hooray!
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Very Inspiring! Thanks, Posie!
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Your post was very moving Posie. Thank you for that!
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This made my day - there is life after alcoholism...thank you for sharing!
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Thank you so much for sharing.
My life is so much calmer, without his drama.
I cannot wait until I, too, can say it's been a year.
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Your post made me, take a deep breath and smile...THANKS!
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Thank you for sharing that important reminder that we can and do come out the other side.

Life is so much easier for me now because I have been through the worst, and I have not only survived, I have thrived, and I now have faith that I can get through whatever life brings. What a great gift that is.

Happy for you posie.
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Thank you for stopping by with an update.

I am so happy for you!

Hugs and Peace to you as you continue in your recovery!
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So great to hear that things are only going to get better!!!
Thanks for sharing

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This is exactly what the Dr. ordered. I'm feeling pretty clear and powerful this week and reading your success story really made me happy!

Good on you for working on you!

I vote sticky!
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Happy "1 year sobriety" 7 !!!
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Congratulations Miss Posie!
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Thank you for sharing your story. Congratulations!
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Congratulations and big hugs coming from me to you.....here's hoping that I can start the same kind of thread this time next year.
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