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Weekender Thread 12 - 16th July 2018

I want to welcome anyone new to SR and new to this thread.

Weekends can be a tough time, and that's what this thread is about - support.

We also share bits and pieces of our lives and the things that are important to us, or make us laugh

If you've never jumped into a weekender thread before - do it now!

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Hello Manta,
Not too peeved about the footy I hope. How are you doing today ?
I may not be fully up to speed with the posts but have you decided whether you are staying the extra month ?
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Hi everyone
I was in a bit of a funk earlier today and it seems like there was a bit of funkiness going around, like a funk virus or something perhaps? I really hope everyone else is feeling a bit better now. Manta how’re you doing? I really admire you sticking it out through all of those challenging situations.

I’m glad to say I’ve snapped out of my funk just in time for another weekend thanks to all you amazing people on SR, it means so much to know we’re not doing this alone ❤️

So there’s no plan for work trips next to scary liquor stores and no drinking partying house guests this weekend thank goodness! I don’t think I could deal with another weekend like that straight after the last one lol

A quiet weekend ahead so I can just poke around at home and recharge my batteries with some me time...

Have a great weekend everyone! ❤️
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Hey Vman/Willow, thanks for asking! I am staying another 30 days, took me over 3 weeks to actually accept my way doesnít work lol. Itís challenging everyday, emotions are up and down many times a day but I am starting to make real inroads to changing my thinking and have grown a lot since I have been here.

My current homework from my counsellor is to tackle my trust issues and the constant feeling no-one likes me so I had to pick 5 people I have warmed to and book a 30 minute session to talk about how it makes me feel, what behaviours I take on when I feel this way and what goes through my head. Iíll get feedback from each of them and it will be honest and challenge my thinking. First one in 20 minutes, bit scary but I am just going to do as I am told from now on haha!
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Good luck with your sessions Manta. Morning Everyone. Anyone hear from MB?
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How terrific that you’ve been benefitting so much that you’re staying another month, MantaLady!

No, I haven’t heard from MB!

MB, I hope you are hanging in there.
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A little song for WILLOW : funk time - twist it

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well done on staying another 30 days MantaLady

sorry you've been having a bit of a bumpy ride, but every time you get through something challenging, it reinforces the learning that you can get through things without reaching for a drink. sitting with unpleasant feelings can be uncomfortable, but the sky doesn't fall, the feelings pass, & while they're passing we can bear them without having to change how we feel with alcohol.

take care & hope you learn lots from the rest of your stay!
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In with a headache. Coffee will help, right?

Good deal, Mantalady. Glad you're getting something out of it.

I need to stay off Google Appliance Repair. He's as scare-mongery as Doctor Google.

Let's see...first page giffage: I was at the zoo yesterday, so Lemur sun-worshippers it is!

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Good morning everyone!
I'm in for another sober weekend. No particular plans, just enjoying living the sober life. I hope everyone is doing well.
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Thank you Dee!

Hi everyone

I made it through last weekend, so might as well go for round two!
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