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‘shame’ tag

The broken pieces of yesterday…

Tuesday 30 Dec, 2014, 6:20pm by Mrs D 27 comments

Member @twinkle just wrote a powerful update in the Members Feed about the crap day she had yesterday. It did sound like she’d had a mega crap day, but she’d managed her way through it with the help of various strategies (chocolate, online shopping, ice-cream) and no alcohol (yay!). She recounted the day, wrote honestly and proudly about […]

It’s all relative (guest post)

Sunday 19 Oct, 2014, 1:34pm by Mrs D 17 comments

Member @freebreezi posted this in an update in the Members Feed last week and I was really struck by it. I think it’s marvellous and she’s kindly let me re-post it here.  ================ I’ve just read a blog on this women’s journey from her alcoholism to her recovery. It’s a pretty raw, honest summary and involves usually […]

The Frightening Stranger

Sunday 10 Aug, 2014, 4:12pm by Mrs D 31 comments

My big turning point – the point where I stopped drinking and got sober – came the morning after I hid wine from Mr D for the first time. I’d never hidden wine before, and doing this shocked me into sobriety. It was one bottle of wine that I hid. One bottle – once. I’ve […]

A powerful update from member ‘bingerwhinger’

by Mrs D 11 comments

Happy Sunday morning everyone. Our dinner party was lovely, chatty and fun with lots of delicious food and drink. I had a couple of plain tonic waters with slices of pink lemons in them (yes there is such a thing) and finished the night after everyone had gone with a cup of my favorite green tea […]