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Old 05-29-2015, 07:16 PM
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Day 18!

I feel awesome in general, and I know 18 days is still pretty early in sobriety versus the 13 years of drinking. .. But these last two days I've felt really down. Maybe not quite depressed, but lonely for sure. I didn't have many friends before sobriety, leaning on my SO, and family for the social interaction I need. But now that I'm sober (which I'm loving) I'm realizing all the little things that bug me that I was just pushing aside with alcohol before are right there in my face.

SO works too much, comes home, zones out... I can barely get a word in. I try to talk about my day and get interrupted. I get the most valued attention and affection from my little kids in the form of gratitude for heating up some mac n cheese and cuddles. Perhaps this isn't as much of a newly-sober problem as a lonely parent of two kids with a wokaholic spouse problem. Either way... emotions suck sometimes.
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Old 05-29-2015, 08:30 PM
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Hi Wasa....I am also on Day 18 and feeling much the same. Exhausted and blah and kind of depressed. Maybe it's the stage we're at? Good to know I'm not the only one.
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Kinda weird being happy up until almost 3 weeks though! I tried talking to one of my sober chat buddies... they... laughed. Not exactly the response I was looking for! :p
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Enjoy those kids!!!
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Enjoy those kids!!!
Oh, believe me I do! They are my life.
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Day 18 is fantastic!! Keep pushing through!!
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Hi wasabirave

yeah it takes a little time to get used to being sober and learning to sit with feelings a little - but that's why places like SR exist

I hope the rest of your weekend has been a little better

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Old 05-31-2015, 02:47 PM
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Thanks! I forgot I ran out of my vitamins and didn't get more. Got more yesterday and started taking them again (B complex and l-glutamine... not sure which evens me out) and feel way better today. Never thought something so simple would help so much. >.<
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Congrats on 20 days sober!
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Old 05-31-2015, 03:09 PM
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Congrats on 20 days sober!
Hooray! Thank you.
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