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My 1st wk, plus 1 day with MM

March 27, 2017

Hi MM’ers! Happy Monday! I have to tell you all about my 1st amazing week with MM.

I started on 3/19/17. Ended up doing 4 ABS that week, plus remaining 3 days by the book. I was amazed at myself! Then last nite, I knew I wanted to drink my wine, started with the measured glass before dinner. The hubster was cooking that nite. He had a little too many wines, I could see where the evening might be heading. Due to the alcohol I knew something might set him off and he would end up saying some not so very nice things to me. Which at times then makes me want to drink more, just to deal with. So, I tried the slowing down with the drinks to 1 per hour. But, didn’t make the hour. Only like 45 mins., then had another. Then 30 minsĀ  and another. All measured. Well, we had dinner. I tried to tred lightly with him, as not to set him off. Only 1 nasty comment. I dealt with it. I cleaned up dishes, he went to his chair, fell asleep immediately, which was good, so I didn’t have to deal with any more comments. Was able to switch to water for the rest of the evening. Was so proud of myself that I only had the 3 drinks. I couldn’t have done it without MM and reading all your posts! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I know every week won’t be this easy. Especially getting together with friend’s, parties, etc. But I look forward to seeing if I can do it there also. I am sure there will be “slips”, but if there are, I feel I can pick myself up the next day, learn from the prior day and move on and try again. Thank you for being there. Have a good week.

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Kary May Hickey
Isn’t it amazing the difference one week can make? There’s a door opened with a whole new world out there! Who knew it? You should be very proud of yourself, we are. On a personal note, I, too, have a drinking spouse. Mine is a heavy drinker and, like you, I’ve become a damn good reader of the tiny nuances that forecast a downward turn. It’s not easy staying positive when this happens and it’s not easy to adhere to our own personal goals. I put off facing my drinking demons for many years to avoid the turmoil it was… Read more »
Emerald Lilly

I just joined. Looking for an alternative to AA. Nothing on this site seems recwmt and I am already discouraged.

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Kary May Hickey
Hey there, Emerald Lilly, welcome to MM. Don’t be discouraged, this is MM’s public page where our members and others share their experiences with the public. Most of the back-and-forth communication-24/7- takes place over at our private communities, the MM forum and the MM listserv-you’ll find links for them and our website over at the top of the sidebar under the section: Looking for Support?” In our private communities, you’ll find lots of people who, just like you, were looking for alternatives to traditional abstinence based, 12 step programs. We respect these communities and know they are the answer for… Read more »