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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by th-2-2
How do I cope with a partner who drinks?
Sarah writes: "I have found my main barrier to change has been my husband. When I announced I was going to stop drinking he was horrified. He doesn’t drink that much but he has no desire in stopping ..."
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Stars embracing sobriety
Sex And The City has a lot to answer for. For me, it wasn’t just a show; it was a bible on love, life and shoes. It was aspirational. In some ways, Carrie, Samantha and co were good role models; they were successful, feisty women who answered to no one...
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WHY YOU DON'T NEED TO USE THE A WORD-4
5 things to try this October
It’s October already! This means several things: 1. We’re into the last quarter of the year (where has 2015 gone?) 2. I’m going to have to put the heating on soon (or wear more jumpers) 3. I’ve already spotted some Christmas stuff in the shops (groan)...
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WHY YOU DON'T NEED TO USE THE A WORD
The 'A' word
For me and for many other drinkers I know, the thing that stopped us from seriously considering whether our drinking was problematic was the simple fact that we didn’t want to be “one of the them”. You know, an alcoholic. In fact, we spent a lot of time...
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HOW TO DEAL-2-2
How to deal with your emotions, sober
We are obsessed with being happy. Magazine headlines are always promising to tell us ‘how to become the happiest person you know’. The whole wellness industry is saturated with mood booster foods, juices and quick tips...
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SHOULD I CUT DOWN OR QUIT?-4
Should I cut down or quit?
There is this thing that most of us lust after at some point. It’s the idea of “just one drink”. You know how it is. Unexpectedly, you start to think about how nice it would be to have a drink. Just a cheeky pint at lunchtime. A glass of wine before dinner...
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5 THINGS TO TRY THIS SEPTEMBER-4
5 things to try this September
Sometimes it’s the little ‘ah ha’ moments in the life that make all the difference. Here are 5 things to try this month that will a) support your sobriety and b) help you feel great! 1: Buy some 2 litre bottles of water. We're supposed to drink 2 litres...
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WHAT WILL MY-3-2
What will my friends say?
When I stopped drinking, one of my biggest concerns was how my friends would react. It might sound silly - schoolgirlish, even - to be that bothered about what other people think, but it mattered. Ideally, I wanted to stop drinking without anyone noticing...
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READER QUESTION_ HOW DO YOU COPE WITH TRIGGERS?-2
How do you cope with triggers?
Claire writes: I was wondering how did you deal with the first six weeks or so? I have changed dinner dates into lunch dates etc to eliminate the risk and I understand how you should keep your blood sugar levels at an even keel to stop the dips but what...
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