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Sometimes “Coparenting” Just Isn’t Possible

A positive co-parenting relationship is not possible if the only one parent is putting in an effort. I am unapologetically done trying to co-parent.

Is My Daughter Destined for Alcoholism?

I sat there, a little over two years sober, wondering if my daughter was doomed to end up like me—an alcoholic. My father is an alcoholic. So was his mother. My husband is also an alcoholic.

I Didn’t Want to Be a Mom

When we took my son home, it didn’t take long for my insides to shed quickly to my outsides. I didn’t want to get out of bed, I didn’t want to shower, I didn’t want to clean, I just didn’t want to participate in life at all. I didn’t want to be a mom.

Finding Sexual Freedom in Sobriety

Finding that I had the freedom to choose whether or not to have sex was a revalation to me after I got sober. I’d never felt like I had the choice before.

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My Beginning was Tragic. My Ending Doesn’t Have to Be

I would go to school with a water bottle filled with alcohol stolen from whatever home I was in. No one would notice, because I didn’t drink until I was belligerent — just enough to get outside of myself.