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Done with the drama!

He makes a big show of dropping his cell phone on the ottoman by my feet.  “Well, I’m not gonna be bored tonight,” he declares defiantly.  1,217 more words

Marriage

My Father

Dealing with an alcoholic father is really hard. Most times; I want to die. I get emotionally drained and I often find myself avoiding my father completely. 234 more words

Love

Just the facts, ma'am.

This, they tell me, is the short version of the 12 Steps. Simple, right? Yeahhhhh, not really.

Trust God
When I began my journey into this new life, I really didn’t think I could trust God for anything other than punishment and agony. 224 more words

Recovery

Train Bound West (18)

With that, Trainer was off to the races. For the entirety of two hours he spoke with the enthusiasm of an evangelical preacher to a crowd riveted by his spiritual insights, sage anecdotes, and skilled approaches to calming the mind and sourcing serenity from the turmoil of life. 169 more words

Fiction

The Family Solution ™: Coming to Terms with Addiction.

In the past several weeks I have been asked if I work with families of addicts and alcoholics.  And my answer is “yes, of course.” The next question has been an interesting one – do I urge them to go to Al-Anon, because these families have tried it, hate it, and don’t want anything to do with it. 1,095 more words

Recovery

Day Two: Narrandera to Tanunda

800km / 8 hours ETA / 7:30am – 5:30pm

Hazy. Groggy. Liver’s hurting. Kidney’s hurting. We took one for the team, well for the Astra at least. 1,070 more words

Travel