Tag: guilt

I Lost Everything Because of My Drinking

I jumped from job to job and relationship to relationship. I loved being a party girl, going out every night and getting wasted. I thought it made my life fun. Sure, there was shame and regret in the morning, but I could wash that away with a few drinks. When I was around 21, I met the man that is now my husband. We were, “the party couple,” until my birth control failed and I found myself pregnant. Our parents convinced us getting marriage was the right thing to do, so we did.

How can I ever forgive myself for leaving my son for meth?

Q: How can I ever forgive myself for leaving my son for months — for meth. Where do I start? Help! Signed, “Guilt Ridden Mom” A: Dear Guilt Ridden, Thank you for being so brave and reaching out…. Read More

The Difference Between Offering Someone 100% Emotional Support and Enabling

I was recently asked, by a member of our group, to explain my thoughts re: the differences between offering 100% emotional support and “enabling,” as it relates to our mission. Since it’s such an incredible and important question,… Read More

If Others Can Forgive Me, Why Can’t I?

Recently a friend of mine told her husband about some of the things I did while I was drinking. He said he couldn’t picture it – any of it. While I was thankful to hear that, I also… Read More

Addiction Is A Choice?

I’ve been reading a lot lately about how addiction is a choice. Some believe we choose to become addicts. The suggestion that we, as addicts, knowingly take our first drink or drug fully aware we will become addicted,… Read More