6 Months Sober!!!

Yes, today I am celebrating!  It’s actually better than a birthday…I’m celebrating getting better each day, not getting older!!!

Last night my husband came home after a night out drinking with friends, it was late, and I had been asleep (of course the dogs woke me up for his arrival).  He was chatty and smelled of beer, and I didn’t mind.  Actually, my thought was “I’m so glad I’m not like that anymore”.  Yes, he was chatty and happy…but I wasn’t like that in the end of my drinking.  I would have been completely drunk, moody, and just mad at the world and everything in my path.

My husband and I were drinking buddies since the day we met (when I was 15)!  We would go out, drink, talk, have a great time, and we loved our life doing those things…until it changed for both of us.  For so long we would go out, having a couple of drinks before dinner, more at dinner, and then go out to another place for drinks afterwards, just to get to wind down and spend more time together, talking freely about life, and everything in between (things we didn’t talk about at home because of the busyness).  Life got to us; kids, jobs, financial stress, arguments, etc…and then we would drink to drink.  To forget the worries, the stress, the money, the doubts and fears we both had.  It really became miserable for both of us, I think.

I was afraid of what our marriage would be like with my not drinking….well, it’s pretty damn good!  My husband genuinely respects me and is proud of me now.  I am more compassionate towards him and less resentful overall. There are less fights, and when we do have them, they are civil and stay on point (something that never happened when I was drinking)!

So, last night I found a new peace within myself.  Happy my husband can go out and enjoy himself as he wants, and happy that I don’t have to battle the wine anymore…happy that I don’t have to feel that knowing that I’d had too much but still wanting more feeling.  Happy that I don’t forget the nights anymore, I don’t go to bed (well, pass out) angry or sad, happy that I am finally in total control of myself…and that feels SO GOOD!!!

So today, I am continuing to find my peace and my freedom within myself.  I am going for a pedicure and going to eat cake!!!

Never give up on yourself, remind yourself you ARE worth it, and remember to enjoy the little things, because those are the ones that matter the most!

Love,

Christy

14 Comments Add yours

  1. saoirsek says:

    Brilliant, well done S x

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  2. sophie12hours says:

    AWESOME!!!

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  3. ainsobriety says:

    Congratulations. 6 months is a big step. Keep doing what you are doing!
    Anne

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  4. Congrats on six months
    So lucky to have a supportive other half cheering you on.
    Here’s to the next six!
    Well done

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    1. Thank you so much! I am a lucky girl…but it’s taken a lot of work for both of us!

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  5. So happy for you!!
    6 months is awesome, and learning to live with a drinking spouse, is awesome!
    xo
    Wendy

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    1. Thank you so much! It’s been challenging at times, but he understands where alcohol takes me and is doing his best to be supportive while keeping his drinking out of my view most of the time (which is extremely helpful).

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  6. Lily 🌷 says:

    🎊🎊🎊🙂Congratulations 🙂🎊🎊🎊

    Six months is great and so pleased you are seeing so many benefits 🌷x

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  7. WannaBeSober says:

    Hi Christy. R u doing ok?

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    1. Hi there! Thank you for checking on me and SO sorry it’s taken me so long to respond. I kept trying to log in and my site wouldn’t load for some reason, but I’ve gotten it fixed now! Yesterday I celebrated 11 months of sobriety! I am doing really well and am so very happy with where my life is now…it HAS gotten SO much better! How are you doing?

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  8. youboozeyoulooze says:

    How are you Christy?

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  9. Christy . says:

    Hi there! I am really, really good. Going on 15 months sober this month and so very grateful for each day! Thank you so much for remembering me and asking. I hope you are doing well too and take care 🙂

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  10. youboozeyoulooze says:

    Hi Christy – are you still out there in the blogosphere?!

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  11. Hi there! Yes, I am still here…sort of 😉 . I haven’t been on this site for quite some time now, and I’m not sure if I should be or not?! I think the main reason is just a lack of time. I’m really trying to be on the computer less, which can be hard with all that’s out there and has really made me prioritize things and put some things on the back burner. At some point, I do hope to be back here more regularly to help support anyone who may be still struggling or just needing that “me too” reassurance, I do. Thank you so much for reaching out and reminding me that I need to be there for others when I can. I really hope you are doing well and am wishing you the best for 2020!

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