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From the September 2011 magazine.

Web Exclusive: A Glimpse Through the Window

"My husband saw me in the window at the sink, and gave me the most beautiful smile."

I never fully realized the extent to which my drinking affected my family, until I was given a small glimpse from my husband one afternoon 'through a window.'

My last year of drinking was a continued downward spiral into that black hole at the bottom of a bottle that many of us end up in. I had become a daily blackout drinker, and so much of what happened is was told to me by my husband, daughters, family and friends, usually the next day after coming to.

I have no reason to doubt any of it, and know in my heart they have never been able to tell me all of it, and for that I...

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