This weeks topic:
What do you consider your biggest obstacle to achieving moderation and how do you handle it?
All of us have reasons that we put off trying to moderate or, when we finally decide to try, obstacles that seem insurmountable at first. My marriage kept me from attempting any change in my drinking habits for years. Unfortunately, my and my husband’s relationship had become too centered around drinking. I finally came to the point, though, that I had to take the risk. Five years later, his drinking and my not is still a bone of contention, more on my part than his, but I have realized I have to keep my self happy and healthy to even have a chance at a healthy happy marriage and, most important, a healthy, happy life. I’ve learned that if a relationship hinges on whether I drink or not, it’s not a relationship I should hang on to.