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Old 06-22-2015, 02:39 PM
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Sorry Sao...that always breaks my heart.
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Old 06-22-2015, 02:42 PM
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a song for the new thread:

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Old 06-22-2015, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by saoutchik View Post
Thanks for the thread Anna

Someone I really like from my "Class of..." thread relapsed yesterday. Bit of a punch in the gut.

Hope you are all OK here

I am so sorry, it is horrible to see anyone falter.

I am watching the lightning and listening to the thunder as the storms have knocked out the satellite
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Old 06-22-2015, 02:43 PM
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I'm sorry Saoutchik. That hurts when someone you are rooting for relapses.

agreed
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Old 06-22-2015, 02:50 PM
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uh-hum... are you all speaking of moi'? I own it! mea culpa mea culpa... hair shirt time. This is easy!
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Old 06-22-2015, 02:50 PM
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I don't know if people really know how it affects others (me) when they relapse. There is always a part of me that says, "See, they can do it," almost like, "neener neener," even though intellectually I'm sure no one elses' relapses have anything to do with me.

I did a lot of work on the codependency/boundaries side 25 years ago. It's more my thing than alcohol - so I have to be really careful who I get attached to here and in real life. I cannot take on the woes of the serial relapsers and I have to be mindful to create boundaries between their pain and myself.

When I was going to AA meetings I tended to get all tender-hearted about people and then they would drink and it was difficult for me to know how to treat them afterwards, so I just would give them a hug and say nothing.
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Old 06-22-2015, 02:56 PM
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Are you speaking to me Bim? If not I won't comment.
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Old 06-22-2015, 02:57 PM
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a song for the new thread:

I really like this version Brain.
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Old 06-22-2015, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by ArtFriend View Post
Are you speaking to me Bim? If not I won't comment.
Our posts happened at the same time, I was speaking in general. I'm not even sure we were talking about you - I don't know to whom Sao was referring.

Comment if you want, though.
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Old 06-22-2015, 03:05 PM
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It certainly does.

I have been coming to SR since January, mostly to this weekender thread. Everyones sobriety and wellbeing has become very important to me. I love hearing about everyone lives, from the beautiful simple things to the gloriously profound, and everything in between. Our little group is keeping me sane and sober.

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Old 06-22-2015, 03:05 PM
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Well, I did relapse yesterday. And I debated whether or not to announce it. But then I thought, this is a support forum, so why not. But I am also aware that people (me too) get emotionally invested in others. So I felt like I let some people down. Not sure really what to do...post about it or not.

What say you all?
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Old 06-22-2015, 03:13 PM
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When I say the person relapsed it was only one night so fingers crossed it will be ok

Not heard that version before LB

How's it going ArtFriend?
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Old 06-22-2015, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by ArtFriend View Post
Well, I did relapse yesterday. And I debated whether or not to announce it. But then I thought, this is a support forum, so why not. But I am also aware that people (me too) get emotionally invested in others. So I felt like I let some people down. Not sure really what to do...post about it or not.

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First, sorry to hear that you relapsed. I hope you are ok.

Im my humble opinion, I think it is important to share this stuff on SR. We all come here for support in our sobriety. When we relapse, I think we need even more support. I think we all value each others perspective on and journey to sobriety, including relapses. I don't think a relapse lets anyone down. These are just some of my initial thoughts on this matter.

I admire your openness.

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I am doing OK today. I am dealing with a screw up with the mortgage company but I hope to fix that. Just had a little meltdown yesterday... better today Thanks!!

now about that cat hair shirt (scratch scratch)
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Old 06-22-2015, 03:32 PM
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Glad you are better today ArtFriend. I didn't know you relapsed yesterday and I'm with Behan in admiring your openers about it.

I meant to get an early night but i'm watching England V Norway in the womans World Cup.
1-1 at the moment so good chance of extra time. Oh wow! As I type 2- 1 England!
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Sao - I have to go with Norway since they are my peeps! Sorry
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Old 06-22-2015, 03:46 PM
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Listening to some great tunes played by Gideon Coe on BBC 6 music. The best music channel in the universe. The BBC considered shutting it down a few years ago but were forced to take a U Turn due to a listener uprising.
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AF, I'm sorry you relapsed. I'm also very sorry I was so blunt with you. I'm glad you are forgiving. Thanks.
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Just watched the football on BBC 3 which also threatened with closure.

Final Score England 2: 1 Norway

I can go to sleep now. Enjoy the rest of your day everyone
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I'm also very sorry I was so blunt with you. I'm glad you are forgiving. Thanks.
No worries Trachs.. thanks for caring!
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