Susan's Story

“I felt like I was living a double life. I felt like I was the only woman in the world who came in from work and drank a bottle of wine every evening.”

Susan is a force of nature and a great advert for sobriety! She’s been alcohol-free since taking the Getting Unstuck course in January 2019. These days, she’s super confident and passionate about sobriety, but that wasn’t how she felt in the early days.

Susan Says:

When I walked into your classroom, I was utterly terrified. I felt like I was the only woman in the world who came in from work and drank wine every evening. I was exhausted. I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. I’d kept up front for years. I felt that I was living almost a double life.”

On the outside, you’re allegedly functioning. You’re running a family, you’re dropping kids to football practice, you’re clocking in at work, you’re clocking out, you’re travelling, you’re making decisions. But the truth is, you’re coming home and you’re overwhelmed with stress. I wanted the world to stop, but it didn’t – so I used to drink at it instead.

When you put down the wine glass, you’re basically naked standing in your kitchen. And there is this overwhelming sense of emotion – emotion that I had blocked out for years. But here’s the thing. Thanks to your course, I wasn’t actually alone.

I suddenly had a classroom of women, in which for those six weeks, I could dip into and dip out of. So I didn’t feel alone in my kitchen. I didn’t feel alone when I was under stress at work. I didn’t feel alone when my kids were acting up. I didn’t feel alone when bad things happened. I had an army with me who were exactly like me.

When I put down the wine glass, my family very quickly realised: she’s here. She’s fully here. She’s cooking the dinner, whilst engaging and listening. Really listening. That’s new ground.

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