This secret of your struggle with alcohol that you're hiding and holding in isn't allowing you to actually move forward and heal.
I know what you're thinking; how can I possibly tell my family and friends what I'm going through? It would set me up for more shame, fear of judgment, and even more thoughts of why can't I just be normal.
I AM NOT telling you to out yourself to all your closest friends and family and make a social media post about how you're struggling with your alcohol consumption. If you want to do that, then I ABSOLUTELY would encourage you to do that, but you don't have to. That is not a requirement to start your alcohol-free journey.
But telling someone is the way to help you move forward and start the healing process. This someone could be a therapist, a coach, a random person on social media, someone at an AA meeting, a significant other, a close friend, or anyone that will hold space for you.
I can't tell you how many times I've heard, "After talking to you, I feel a sense of relief and a weight lifted off my shoulders." It's true, though. How many times have we held something in, and then after we tell someone, we feel so much lighter. We feel like we aren't stuck anymore.
So if there's one thing you do today, please reach out to someone. That's the hardest part and the bravest part. That might be one of the bravest things you ever do for yourself and your kids.
If you're looking for someone to hold space for you to talk through what you've been silently dealing with, then I have TWO spots opening up for my 90 Day 1:1 Coaching Program (Detox to Dedicate) in June. This is your chance to let your secret out and, finally, move past it. The more you keep holding it in, the more you want to keep running to the bottle so that you don't have to think about it. I know this because I've been there. Drink a bottle of wine, so then I don't have to worry about it. Problem solved. But nope. The problem is only getting worse, and you're adding more shame, more regret, and more guilt to the mix.
Have you been trying to get out of the toxic drinking cycle, but then after 4 or 5 days, you say, "screw it!"?
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