A friend of mine (who would go through many a 12-pack) who I always associated with having a beer over at his place told me he had quit drinking. I’m more than happy to go over to his place and still do the same things but not drink over at his place to help support him. Tell your friends you’ve quit drinking for health reasons or whatever you want to say; they should be supportive and will even help you stay the course if you ask them to help you resist. Merry Christmas 2020 The Year of the Lockdown T-Shirt There’s no reason you can’t go out and have fun with friends if they’re supportive. Heck, tell them you’ll be the DD and you’ll both have their support and a mental reason to not slip up lest you leave them screwed out of a ride.
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I just tell people that I took a break from drinking and that I felt so great without it, that I have made it a whole lifestyle change. Exactly one person continues to ask about it and I think it’s really just her own insecurities about her relationship with alcohol. Your factors being taken into consideration sound great to me! I don’t think it’s letting your anxiety win. Merry Christmas 2020 The Year of the Lockdown T-Shirt It’s protecting your sobriety and not subjecting yourself to things you don’t want in your life. As for friends, the vast majority of my relationships with people have gotten better actually. I feel like they can see me now, the real me. Before I kept people at an arms length so they wouldn’t find out my secret. Congratulations! IWNDWYT!It really sounds like you’ve got it pretty much nailed!
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Those doubts that you mention sound like the devious whisperings of the alcohol gremlin – trying to sow a seed of doubt. I think you’re doing brilliantly! I actually started a project to get digital versions of all of Wesleys released albums not too long ago. (at the moment its the thread directly below this one) and have ran into 4 albums that do not appear to exist, Merry Christmas 2020 The Year of the Lockdown T-Shirt so i can understand the frustration in making a list like this. It seems the list of released albums on Wikipedia is jiving with this list fairly well, and the ones i’m having trouble tracking down are all listed as “unconfirmed” in your list, aside from “North Carolina highway patrol” where you and i have both apparently seen the ONLY confirmation of its existence in that one post. I’m getting closer to thinking i DO now have a close to complete set…..