Once the post-concussion syndrome healed, I had a way to manage my remaining pain: alcohol.
I drank because I had feelings, at my feelings, at and because of your feelings, and around situations that caused them.
Loving yourself in sobriety (or any time) can be tough, but ultimately it will help you love and care for others to the best of your ability.
I’ve done the work, and I’m sober. And yet I still continue to feel hopeless when it comes to a sober relationship with my adult children.