Not everyone is alike and everyone doesn't have the same experience or trajectory either unlike what sobriety groups try to make others think. But thanks for your recommendation--I pass on groups. If I ever feel I need help it will be something one on one. Don't need any help though--doing well on my ownGive it time, you'll see. The best place to go when that happens is Women for Sobriety. Just being a friend, 'tis all. Not addressed specifically to anyone in particular.
I wouldn't dream of it. Unless they have psychiatric training & wanna come fix all the crap that's ever gone wrong in my life. Then they'll need a drink.Marc, please don't let anyone stop you from enjoying that beer you're having there's nothing wrong with that at all.
Be extremely thankful for the times you two had and the good things that happened. Count the blessings and be sure to let the bad times go.I'm sitting here in the sun, on my own, listening to the wind in the trees and the local traffic nearby, but with periods of silence.
Since my divorce a lot of time has been spent on my own although thankfully I have family and a few friends. I am lucky in that I own my house, apart from aches and pains I'm fit and healthy and financially stable enough to try semi-retirement.
When I sit here with a beer I think of the good times with my partner and scarily imagine she is next to me, and that gives me a warm feeling.
So should I feel sad or do I just need a good kick and be thankful.
There is a significant amount of sadness, I experienced it anyway, because you once loved this person and now it has ended. But, there is also relief because they are not there anymore and you can now go on, do things you want to, and not go through all the stuff you did, anymore. I have been through more than one, and I felt peace. Financially, and I had to do things that were constructive that would lift my spirits and keep me moving forward. I don't like the idea of drinking, or other stuff addicting. Good family and friends are a great source of talking and accountability.So share