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Old 06-28-2013, 01:18 PM   #9391
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...but our families are supposed to be safety nets, not tripwires.
Yeah, I guess The Gruppenführer (soon to be ex mrs. foot) didn't get that memo. (and her TPS reports need work too.)
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:58 PM   #9392
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:35 PM   #9393
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Um, Sundae ... what Clod said. Double.
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:47 PM   #9394
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I thought about making such a comment as Clodfobble and ZenGum made. I feel that way, sure.

But.

Having more first hand experience in my family than I wish I did, I know that it's a losing battle to try to manage the alcoholism of another. The whole fucking deal is one giant slippery slope. "How much compensation is too much or not enough?" etc etc. No matter what amount of work from totally de-alcoholizing my house to buying a pitcher of beer for a shared meal will make fuck-all of a difference should the alcoholic choose to drink.

Sure, there's supportive behavior. There's unsupportive behavior. But the choice to drink or not is at all times in the hands of the individual.

In my opinion, Sundae, you should not drink alcohol. I base my opinion on what you told me about the serious negative effects it has on your health. That's my piece.

Now, if we were having dinner together and you asked me to forgo having a beer with our pizza, I would consider it, and probably grant your request. I might even ask you directly, "do you mind if I have a beer with dinner?". I have done that in the past in similar situations. But I don't want to be implicitly responsible for the your actions.
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:31 AM   #9395
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Oh gosh, I feel a bit sick now.
I don't know whether I'm ashamed for me, or embarrassed for my Mum or just generally guilty.

Sorry.
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:04 AM   #9396
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please take care of yourself.
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:45 AM   #9397
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Oh gosh, I feel a bit sick now.
I don't know whether I'm ashamed for me, or embarrassed for my Mum or just generally guilty.

Sorry.
You don't owe anyone an apology.
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:43 PM   #9398
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Sundae, you know I love you, but--dammit, woman. I am pretty angry at your mother for enabling you. If you were my daughter, I wouldn't have alcohol in the house, even if it meant I didn't get wine with my occasional pizza. I know you fight your own struggle daily, and you're doing the best you can, but our families are supposed to be safety nets, not tripwires.
Sundae is an adult. She is not her parents' responsibility forever. Hopefully she will outlive them. What then?

WTG on keeping the beer to one and not drinking the wine, S.
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:47 AM   #9399
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Thank you.

We're having my birthday lunch in Wetherspoons today. Maybe a poor choice on Mum's part, but it is the cheapest place to eat in town where you can be sure of the quality.

I've told her I will not have a drink. And I won't.
Like you say, I'm going to have to face these choices all my life.

I have a sneaky suspicion we're going to be using the gift card I got Dad for Father's Day. Bless him, he's not had a chance to use it yet!
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:33 AM   #9400
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I received pics & videos of my youngest daughters. I posted them in my summer vacation thread
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:28 AM   #9401
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Anyway, I'm really happy. Happier than I should be. I mean, our fucking AC is broken. But Joe is on the job!
It's an electro-mechanical device. You know it can be fixed, it's just how long and how much. But having someone fixing it that you trust, is better than the cool side of the pillow.
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:13 PM   #9402
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Yesterday Della had a great time playing with a friend's dogs. I've finally found someone to have regular play dates with!

To top it off I've been dating a super sweet guy for a bit and I just made him my boyfriend officially.

All of my docs and family members are amazed at how well I'm doing!
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:23 PM   #9403
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Official Boyfriend, that's awesome!

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Old 07-11-2013, 01:09 PM   #9404
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Sounds like things are looking up for you, MTP! Hooray!
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:17 PM   #9405
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Balloon festival/concert series in the park starts today-hey a dinosaur just went over my house...aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh
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