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On the Shoals of Despair
She listened when a friend told her to ask for help
I spend so much time in my head, I fear that I will just start talking to myself. I'll become like the women I see on the street muttering, arguing with themselves, and then demanding spare change. Sometimes I can feel the veneer which separates us slipping. I catch myself moving my lips as I enter a bathroom stall or leave the elevator. Self-reflection has become my hobby—sometimes morbidly so. As I slide further into middle age, I become aware of the ever increasing number of things I may never do again or I may never do at all.
I am in the process of dissolving my fifth...
Sometimes Quickly, Sometimes Slowly
It took over 20 years for him to hear the message of AA, but he did hear it
From Cocktails to Chaos
Drinking for her never did resemble the social hours she saw in her childhood home
A Sober Circle
She was able to build strong relationships with family and friends
Paint Thinner Blues
He was planning on spiking his whiskey but God was planning something else