It's done

Old 04-23-2013, 10:48 PM
  # 1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: WI
Posts: 39
It's done

Well I finally got the nerve to tell my girlfriend about my drinking problem, didn't handle it well and we broke up tonight.. I drank tonight, and sobering up and the anxiety is kicking in... Can't sleep and getting the shakes.. I have seen my doc and a counselor about my issues.. Feeling pretty hopeless.. Not sure what to do next? Anyone have advice?
Missinglife is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Missinglife For This Useful Post:
Heartfan82 (04-23-2013), raku (04-23-2013), Veritas1 (04-23-2013)
Old 04-23-2013, 10:51 PM
  # 2 (permalink)  
franjean's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Washington
Posts: 94
I found meetings and my sponsor have really helped. I only have 37 days but its a start. I check in here regularly helps me. One day at a time
franjean is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to franjean For This Useful Post:
Heartfan82 (04-23-2013), raku (04-23-2013)
Old 04-23-2013, 10:53 PM
  # 3 (permalink)  
Dee74's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 189,121
Blog Entries: 1
My first bit of advice is don't continue to drink over this.

Breaking up is hard, but drinking on it makes it harder...all drinking ever did for me was help me run away from dealing with stuff....

If you feel unwell don't hesitate to see a Dr, ok?

Dee74 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Dee74 For This Useful Post:
raku (04-23-2013)
Old 04-23-2013, 10:54 PM
  # 4 (permalink)  
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 3,452
Well, the most important thing is to take care of yourself. Nourish yourself, get some rest.

Tomorrow is another day.

If you cannot sleep, you may enjoy reading the many posts here for inspiration and direction.
Veritas1 is offline  
Old 04-23-2013, 11:00 PM
  # 5 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: WI
Posts: 39
Thanks guys.. I really have tried all I can think of to quit.. Thought my girlfriend would the resolution and would help stop... Scared, tired, and depressed.. I know drinking adds to things, why can't I quit.....
Missinglife is offline  
Old 04-23-2013, 11:01 PM
  # 6 (permalink)  
raku's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Pennsburg, Pa.
Posts: 389
Missing life

...the anxiety will end....please give yourself time to go thro' the anxiety, which I know can be just from the alcohol, and from feeling the possibility of the end of your relationship...perhaps it is just meant to be ending or could be a new beginning for yourself...take time and take it, Cindy
raku is offline  
Old 04-23-2013, 11:02 PM
  # 7 (permalink)  
Wastinglife's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Toronto
Posts: 2,789
I also had a relationship ruined due to my drinking. After my break-up, however, I finally sought help and went to treatment. The next few days are gonna be really tough for you, but you'll have to go through at some point if you want to quit. I know that anxiety and depression your feeling but it will pass. Just don't drink.
Wastinglife is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Wastinglife For This Useful Post:
Heartfan82 (04-23-2013)
Old 04-23-2013, 11:08 PM
  # 8 (permalink)  
Maylie's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 654
Your girlfriend was never going to be the reason you quit, even if she stayed. You can't quit for anyone but yourself and the only person that can keep you sober is YOU. While the break up might hurt and trigger you to drink, drinking will only make your pain worse and last longer.

It is time to just focus on yourself. The first thing you need to do is get sober. Take it one day at a time and get through the day without picking up a drink. Next, make a recovery plan. There are a bunch of recovery programs out there, there is sober recovery, and there are plenty of counselors that specialize in addiction. Utilize as many resources as you can, you CAN do this.
Maylie is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Maylie For This Useful Post:
Heartfan82 (04-23-2013), raku (04-23-2013), RevivingOphelia (04-25-2013)

Currently Active Users Viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:23 PM.