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      Hey there Murph, we have all been there and nothing to fear in sobriety. Fear is what drove us to drink, sobriety gives us the strength and opportunity to finally put those fears to rest. Plenty of help along the way...you just have to ask is all it takes.
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      I canít speak to your situation @murph54, but I can tell you about mine. When I was drinking, I couldnít wait for the next function or party or even just to get together with a few drinking buddies because I enjoyed being the life of the party! I could make people laugh, got involved in all the conversations, and expected to be invited to everything. I called them my friends, but they were really only drinking buddies, very seldom got together or communicated outside of drinking together. To be honest, I donít have a lot of friends, only acquaintances, and if we have to drink when we get together, then I donít really need them at all. As far as family goes, I have one younger brother left alive and he lives a 7 hour drive away from me. My 3 daughters all live quite far away, just my son thatís living close by. So itís basically myself, my wife, and my dog in my day to day living.

      Iíve really changed since getting sober. Where I used to always be out drinking and partying, I now prefer to stay at home with a good book. I donít need to be the life of the party anymore. As a matter of fact, when we do go out, I tend to sit back and listen more, joining in the conversation when I have something to add.

      Thereís an old saying out there; You shouldnít care what other people think about you because itís none of your business. Yet, when I was drinking, what other people thought and said about me was so important. Not any more. Whatís important to me at the end of the day is did I treat everyone I encountered with respect? Do my wife and kids know how much I love them? And can I go to sleep knowing I did the best I could that day? Thatís all that really mattersÖ

      And huge congrats on 13 days! Youíre growing your sober muscles, keep fighting and keep growing in your sobriety...
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      Quote Originally Posted by abcowboy View Post

      There’s an old saying out there; You shouldn’t care what other people think about you because it’s none of your business. Yet, when I was drinking, what other people thought and said about me was so important. Not any more. What’s important to me at the end of the day is did I treat everyone I encountered with respect? Do my wife and kids know how much I love them? And can I go to sleep knowing I did the best I could that day? That’s all that really matters…

      Yes, Cowboy! This is true for me. I have confidence and contentment that allow me not to care.

      Hope you're doing well, Murph!

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      I used to think 4 glasses of wine was a lot. now I think if I can only drink 4 glasses of wine a night, I don't have a problem! it really does pick up where it left off. I am starting back. I am committed. I will take any kind of help.

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      ,,Hi, @laura29. Our sense of volume really gets screwed up, doesnít it? I canít imagine drinking 4 glasses of anything now but it used to be no problem with wine.
      Youíd be welcome to pop over to the Newbies Nest (Newbies Nest) and introduce yourself. That is a busy thread with a lot of support from people who understand and donít judge.


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