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Parenting Sober (Guest Post)

Thursday 7 Dec, 2017, 10:36am by Mrs D 16 comments

This guest post comes from our lovely community member Matt (@emjaycee). I left my job as a journalist in late October 2010 to look after my then nine-month-old daughter full time when my wife returned to work. It was a six-month trial to see whether it suited me, my daughter and our little family. Seven […]

Silly Season Survival Guide

Wednesday 29 Nov, 2017, 1:43am by Mrs D 8 comments

This is a really tricky time of year for us sober people. There are numerous parties and gatherings to navigate. There are family pressures. There are a million bullshit marketing messages being thrust at us. Everywhere we turn it seems we are being slapped in the face with the fact that we are DIFFERENT and […]

What is alcoholism? (Guest Post)

Thursday 23 Nov, 2017, 9:57am by Mrs D 6 comments

This guest post comes from our lovely long-time member @mrwtf. ============== “The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.” – John Maynard Keynes Is alcoholism a disease, a made up excuse, or a symptom of something else? I have always been uncomfortable with people claiming that alcoholism […]

To count or not to count….

Tuesday 14 Nov, 2017, 10:44am by Mrs D 10 comments

… that is the question. This topic bubbles around recovery communties constantly. Do you count your sober days? Some of us love counting our days – especially when it’s so easy to do with the sobriety calculator here at Living Sober. We watch our little yellow box tick up and up and enjoy celebrating milestones. We see […]

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