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by Therapy
30 Jan 2012 22:07
Forum: Relationships
Topic: God Bless Ozzy
Replies: 6
Views: 2645

God Bless Ozzy

Struck a cord with me last night watching the Ozzy programme and how he, like my dad completely marginalised himself from his wife and children and moved into his own world of booze, drugs and running with his mates. It was an honest and open account by all involved and good to see Ozzy not holding ...
by Therapy
27 Jan 2012 21:07
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Quote From Twitter
Replies: 1
Views: 802

Quote From Twitter

Researchers say that alcoholics are twice as likely to confess a drinking problem to a computer than to a doctor.

Take it they mean on sites like this, rather than sitting at a computer and verbally confessing to the computer!! :?
by Therapy
01 Jan 2012 22:56
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Unhappy New Year's Eve....
Replies: 15
Views: 4000

Re: Unhappy New Year's Eve....

Hello Puttingonabraveface Hope you're feeling ok. Why do you have to find somewhere to go? Does your husband not have family and friends he can go to so that you can have a break from what is happening, it will certainly give them an idea of what he is putting you through? Amazing that he gets up an...
by Therapy
01 Jan 2012 14:58
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: The Orange Papers
Replies: 14
Views: 3890

Re: The Orange Papers

Here's the link in case anybody wants to view it. It does take a bit of time to get to grips with the site, though I do feel the content makes interesting reading and provides food for thought.

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by Therapy
31 Dec 2011 19:27
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: The Orange Papers
Replies: 14
Views: 3890

Re: The Orange Papers

Would recommend the cult test section of questions and answers, fascinating!!
by Therapy
31 Dec 2011 17:31
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: The Orange Papers
Replies: 14
Views: 3890

The Orange Papers

Have any of you ever ventured into the website 'The Orange Papers'? If you have, what are your thoughts on the content?
by Therapy
10 Dec 2011 16:36
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Interesting Quote I Saw Today
Replies: 214
Views: 31273

Re: Interesting Quote I Saw Today

I spotted the quote at the Tate Modern a few days ago, it's displayed in neon lights in the window that faces the Millenium Bridge. Thanks for all your interpretations, I took it as a 'tongue in cheek' statement, rather than a literal statement.
by Therapy
07 Dec 2011 22:31
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Interesting Quote I Saw Today
Replies: 214
Views: 31273

Interesting Quote I Saw Today

'It is of utmost importance that we repeat our mistakes as a reminder to future generations of the depths of our stupidity'.

Certainly has made me think about its content and meaning/s.
by Therapy
27 Nov 2011 21:45
Forum: Relapsing
Topic: So what'ya drink instead?
Replies: 767
Views: 79174

? About The Preferred Drink of Recovering Alcoholics

Can any of you good people enlighten me as to why tonic water is the preferred drink of recovering alcoholics, as I would have thought that it has too much of an association as a mixer to alcohol?
by Therapy
08 Nov 2011 22:30
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: SOS - Post here if you need help (No General Chat Please)
Replies: 11683
Views: 729249

Re: SOS - Post here if you need help (No General Chat Please

Mags, I recently came out of a relationship with a recovering alcoholic and shan't bore you with the details, but unfortunately the experience I had with her, her small family and AA friends pushed me to the brink of insanity and I completed a course of therapy treatment, which was fantastic and muc...
by Therapy
22 Oct 2011 16:02
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Married to an alcoholic - having trouble coping
Replies: 14
Views: 2851

Re: Married to an alcoholic - having trouble coping

Hi Thanks for the update. Sounds odd to lock him for NFA, would think there is more to it than having nowhere to live. Some, but not all mother's of alcoholics can be very quick to blame, condemn and point the finger at others, not so terribly quick to take a look at their own behaviour. I imagine s...
by Therapy
21 Oct 2011 19:50
Forum: Relationships
Topic: My friend is a recovering alcoholic and I am worried
Replies: 38
Views: 3994

Re: Help with my sister.

Hi, you've a bit of a difficult situation on your hands here. If your sister and her boyfriend have joint bank accounts and or credit cards, then he could check them to see where she has been or is drawing money from the ATMs, paying for hotels or travel tickets etc. As she's been diagnosed with PN ...
by Therapy
21 Oct 2011 18:42
Forum: Relationships
Topic: My friend is a recovering alcoholic and I am worried
Replies: 38
Views: 3994

Re: Help with my sister.

Hi

When you say she has ran away from home, do you mean she's ran away previously and returned, or she has ran away now and you know where she is, or she's ran away now and you don't know where she is? Sorry for the questions, but it will help BE members to give you the best help.
by Therapy
21 Oct 2011 16:15
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Married to an alcoholic - having trouble coping
Replies: 14
Views: 2851

Re: Married to an alcoholic - having trouble coping

Hello I'm sorry to read about what your husband has put you through and losing your income and home. Let's be honest, it's been a hell of week for him and if this doesn't give him the thunderstorm wake up call to realisation I've no idea what will. Yes, you have wholeheartedly done the right thing b...
by Therapy
02 Oct 2011 18:15
Forum: Relationships
Topic: how much more can i take .
Replies: 6
Views: 1307

Re: how much more can i take .

Hello Mo Your husband's drinking is his choice, you and your family are not to blame for his behaviour. For the sake of your physical and mental health and that of your children if you have any, seek support and sanctuary with friends and family and leave him to fend for himself. Only he will know w...
by Therapy
24 Sep 2011 08:49
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Breaking AA Confidentiality
Replies: 26
Views: 5584

Re: Breaking AA Confidentiality

FANTASTIC scene from Corrie, hilarious. (::)
by Therapy
23 Sep 2011 21:09
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Maturity of Alcoholics
Replies: 24
Views: 3997

Re: Maturity of Alcoholics

Zoe, ooh that makes a lot of sense, thank you. ;)?
by Therapy
23 Sep 2011 18:31
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Maturity of Alcoholics
Replies: 24
Views: 3997

Maturity of Alcoholics

I've heard that an alcoholic's maturity is gained at a slower rate compared to normal or non drinkers. Do any of you good people know if this is true? 8-)
by Therapy
21 Sep 2011 23:30
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Breaking AA Confidentiality
Replies: 26
Views: 5584

Re: Breaking AA Confidentiality

Sounds as if your experience with a sponsor is similar to mine, though I'm the other side of the fence and a lightweight 'normal drinker'. I'm struggling with my recent ex (X) who is a recovering alcoholic and her two very influential AA friends one of whom is a sponsor and get this, somebody I spok...
by Therapy
20 Sep 2011 22:25
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Do relationships between 2 previous problem drinkers work?
Replies: 3
Views: 5111

Re: Do relationships between 2 previous problem drinkers wor

From my experience of two women friends of my ex, all of whom are recovering alcoholics, I don't believe that it works. They seem to feed off each other, rather than support each other and their lives despite each of them being sober for double digit years are completely consumed with attending AA m...