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Old 02-07-2010, 07:32 PM
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Wow - everyone! Thanks so much for the outpouring of support. It really feels great to be heard, and to have been able to share this with you.

Carol - I find that I don't find the drinkers so interesting anymore (and I'm talking about those who over-drink...), because I'm finding they cannot really follow a conversation and are in their own little worlds. Just like I was. They say the same things over and over and over in the span of a few minutes, just like I did. So, being sober, I find myself going, "Okaaaay...now what?!" But it does help me understand exactly where I was at - where I was stuck for so long, and truly TRULY makes me grateful for my new found sobriety. I love this new life, and I don't want to lose it ever again.
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:33 PM
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I think you handled it well,humblestudent.I have had similar situations like this.I learned to keep it short,and sweet.I just say,I found out I was allergic to it,and it doesn't work for me.I have never felt the need to justify my choices to anyone,because sometimes people aren't looking out for my best interests.
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:29 AM
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Originally Posted by 1SoberSwede View Post
I have never felt the need to justify my choices to anyone,because sometimes people aren't looking out for my best interests.
You know - I think you just hit it on the head...sometimes people aren't looking out for my best interests, the way a true friend would. And I think this is what I was picking up on from this person's demeanor that rankled me. It's that feeling of being asked a question by someone who is just waiting to make fun of your answer. I don't like it, and I'm on my way to not accepting being treated like that because my self-esteem is slowly, ever so slowly starting to repair itself because I am reconnecting with my true self, vs. the drinking person that ran the show for the last 20 years! She just got the boot!!
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:30 AM
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Hi Humble, What a great story from the front lines. what a inspiration.
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