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    I haven't visited here in over a week, and I've really missed everyone. I'm so glad to see that many of you are still doing so well. I need to be honest. I have fallen down twice recently. I was just too ashamed to post. I can make a million excuses, but I know it's all on me. I made the decision to drink. My trigger this time was that my divorce will be final on Aug 13th. Two decades just swept away, or so it seems. He is calling daily, making promises, but I know in my heart that it's no different than AL - all talk, no follow-through. The pleasure is never worth the misery. But he can be very seductive. So can wine. So I fell. But the pity party is over. I'm 2 days AF again, and plan to stay that way. I'm so glad to be back.

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    Glad you returned, MossRose .

    I'm sorry you have the stress and sadness of your divorce right now. It must be very difficult even if you know it is the right thing to do.

    You probably realized that alcohol didn't make any of it better. It is so good that you are back on day 2.

    Please don't ever be embarrassed to come here and post - that is not what this place is about and no one here is in a position to cast stones.

    The next couple weeks will be tough but you can do it. Please come here when you need support.

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    Welcome back and congrats on two days! You know what the best part of Day 2 is? It's not day 1! Day 1 always sucks for me cause I'm so hungover and depressed, usually coming off of a really bad episode. Like NoSugar said, please don't be embarassed to post or talk about lapses. They don't have to be a part of getting sober but they are for so many of us, and it's nothing to be ashamed of. I had two days shy of being a year sober, and over the last couple years since it's been very hard for me to put together much time.

    This may or may not be a perspective that works for you, but it does for me. My sobriety is not quantified by length of time. It is quantified by trying my hardest to be AF and what benefits I can get from being so, by how much better the quality of life can be for me and my loved ones if I don't drink. I know people who focus too much on the time and not enough on just living sober. Just my 2c, and again, glad you are back.

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    Moss Rose

    So so glad your back. This is where you need to be. I understand all to well that feeling. I fell hard after the 4th of July and stayed away from here because I felt to ashamed. But the truth is - this is a journey that needs to be shared with those who have the same brain malfunctions. I have no judgement here - as all 4 fingers just point back at me.
    Keep coming back here and posting. No matter what. We're here for you.

    I'm so sorry about the divorce. As you close the chapter in your life, this may open a door to a brand new start. It's okay to grieve the loss. Just keep telling yourself that NOW is the time to take very good care of YOU. :l

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    I'm glad your back .....did miss you
    Maybe now the divorce is finished you will be able to put all your concentration on being af.....
    ....but if you slip don't stay away or be embarrassed.....we have all been there done that
    Congrats for day 2-3 hope it goes well this time for you

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    Glad to see you back Moss! Don't worry about what happened, just get back up and keep on trying. I was in the same boat....seems we are on this journey together!

    I am so sorry about your divorce. I know how hard it can be. My ex and I were married for 17 years when we got divorced and so that begain my downward spiral with AL. The good thing is that you are already ahead of the game by being a part of this group. Let us support you. Hang in there my friend...we are here for you!

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    Moss hi there and welcome back. When you share your story you remind us that there will be triggers, emotional crises, all sorts of reasons why any one of us could be tempted to reach for a drink. You also remind us that it didn't help. So please keep sharing, we all learn, and we don't judge. I'm happy to see you. Sorry about your divorce but as one door closes it often opens another. This single life may be your chance to look after you.

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    Thank you everyone!! It was so nice to start my day reading your words of support. I feel strong again. Can't chat right now because I am at work, but I wanted you to know how much your kindness means to me.

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    Hi Moss!
    Please don't ever be ashamed or embarrassed to post honestly here. If anyone understands, it's us! We've all had our ups and downs. The important thing is that you came right back, and I'm glad! I have yet to read a post that says "I went back to drinking and it was great!"....yeah...that's not gonna happen for us. The good thing is we learn a new lesson each time, and it makes us stronger. Stick close to us ya hear?? :h

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    Hi, MossRose

    How are you doing? I hope you are still feeling strong and not letting AL back it.
    It will be good to hear from you.

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