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Old 04-30-2015, 09:43 AM
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Wink Wow....6 months

2 days ago marked my 6 month anniversary of being alcohol free. I feel more in control & the dark depression I had has lifted.

Where am I now? Well, still married to an active alcoholic. My husband shows no signs of stopping any time soon. So I have detached from him a bit & do not allow his drinking to affect me. I carry on about my day & totally ignore his drinking. When I stopped worrying about his drinking, I was able to direct more focus on me.

I must admit that I think one of the main things that have kept me sober is vanity. I have dropped 27lbs, am working out again, got a new hair cut, & I feel/look good! I look at pictures of myself when I was drinking & all I can say is "Ewww!". My self esteem has sky rocketed & at 38 years old, I can honestly say I can give some of these young chicks a run for their money. LOL!

Don't get me wrong, I have been dealt some blows since I quit drinking. One of them being that my (not paid off car) needs a new transmission. When I got the news of that yesterday, I seriously wanted to drown my sorrows. Instead, I hopped on the treadmill & ran for 30 minutes. I excercised my power of choice & that's what sobriety has been for me....making BETTER choices.

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Old 04-30-2015, 09:49 AM
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Congratulations!!!

That's an outstanding milestone.
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That's huge!!!! Awesome job!

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Way to go JT 6 months is a fantastic achievement
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Congratulations on 6 months sober.
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Good job on six months, I hope the transmission is not too expensive.
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Old 04-30-2015, 11:13 AM
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6 Months is fantastic!!
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Old 04-30-2015, 11:17 AM
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Congrats! That's awesome!! I am 2 weeks right behind ya!
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Congratulations on 6 months JTO. You have done really well sharing with an alcoholic
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Outstanding job JTO!

6 months is a huge accomplishment and it's great that you are feeling good about yourself as well!
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That is awesome. Especially while living with an active alcoholic. Great job!
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Thanks for the kind words, everyone! I've had my challenges but I am facing them vs ignoring them. My new transmission is going to be around $4k, I'm not happy about it but I know it is what it is. Drinking won't help my situation, so I don't even make it an option.
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Dang four grand is a lot of dough, what kind of car is it?
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Originally Posted by sva777 View Post
Dang four grand is a lot of dough, what kind of car is it?
Nissan Rogue....apparently the way Nissan makes their cars now, rebuilding a transmission is not an option. You are basically forced into buying a new transmission. FML
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Hopefully it is worth it, I do hear stories like this with new cars. Can you buy a salvage transmission, I put one in my Sebring six years ago from another wrecked one and its still working great.
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6 months is fabulous, Monica. It sounds like your life is being transformed - excellent job!
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Well done JT! In time, your sober example may also inspire your husband. But whatever happens, stay the course.
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Congratulations! I'm a few days behind you, and your same age.
It's a great accomplishment to make it 6 months. I hope your husband is inspired by your progress.
Keep on truckin!
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Old 04-30-2015, 04:51 PM
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Nicely done on six [email protected]!!!
Congrats!

Hate the car issue, but at least you've saved some $$$$ without the drink!
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Congrats on 6 months JT

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