A sparkling eve
December 2021 | Remote Communities & Sober Holidays | On the Cover

A sparkling eve

It was her first sober New Year’s Eve and all she wanted was a nice night out with her husband

I’d been sober in AA for six months now, and this was my first New Year’s Eve not drinking. I was spending it with my husband, who doesn’t drink and never has. He’d put up with me and my wine drinking for a long time. He never understood why I couldn’t just have a glass or two of wine and then put the bottle away. I didn’t know how to stop. It had become apparent to both of us that my drinking was causing strife and might cause us to break our commitment to each another.

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