No Support at home!

Old 07-08-2018, 06:48 PM
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No Support at home!

I feel trapped and boxed in at home. I canít talk about my feelings or any of the issues Iím dealing with. Because they wonít understand. However, there is one good thing about where I live, no one drinks alcohol. But Iím not enjoying my life. I take meds for Fibromyalgia and I sometimes take more than prescribed, which worries me. I have been talking to a counselor. Sheís the only person who understands what Iím going through. I need to see her more often. I just donít see a good future.
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Old 07-08-2018, 07:06 PM
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What stops you from seeing a good future for yourself? Seems like you deserve one just as much as anyone. Take care of you and definitely talk to your counselor about taking more than prescribed. Hugs.
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Old 07-08-2018, 07:54 PM
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Are you stuck at home? If so, any way you can get out of the house and go out and about more; see some different scenery?
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It's quite common that other people don't have a clue what we go through in recovery, especially in early recovery. But, that's okay. You can get through this. I'm glad that you have a counsellor, and you can always come here and post, because we do understand.
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Old 07-09-2018, 03:39 AM
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I canít talk about my feelings or any of the issues Iím dealing with. Because they wonít understand.
That is a common frustration. I had it. That's why I participated here at SR - so I could communicate with people who would understand. I also went to AA meetings for a while. The 12 steps weren't my path to a sober life, but it was nice to spend some time with other people who understand the compulsion. I also met up with another alcoholic through Lifering. There are no Lifering meetings where I live, but we had lunch a couple of times.

Those people at home are never going to understand. Go find some who do!

Best of Luck on Your Journey!
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Old 07-09-2018, 04:11 AM
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Hi - I don't have that support at home either. My husband is a heavy drinker, (I think alcoholic). Lack of support regarding alcohol at home and with friends is a primary reason (like Nonsensical) that I participate in SR. Folks here understand and are living the sober life with the same trials, tribulations and successes that we are. You may prefer the F2F support of AA. I don't attend AA myself, but I'm finding a huge amount of support here at SR. Normies don't understand.
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