Behind The Scenes 29 July 2022 – A Slip And A Lesson Learned

It has been an incredibly hard week behind the scenes 29 July 2022. I had a slip and I drank after nearly 14 years of sobriety. Due to this, I have not managed to get much work done as my main focus has been doing the next right thing and keeping myself sober.

Watch The Replay Of My Facebook Live Video – Behind The Scenes 29 July 2022

You can watch the replay of my live video on Facebook (below) or in the Youtube video above the post.

A Drinking Slip After Nearly 14 Years Of Sobriety

Things have been really hard for a very long time. I did not realise how much I’ve been trying to hold onto control and keep things together. This week I completely lost it and drank. Something I never thought I would do again. Having a relapse has been my worst fear. I always thought if I relapsed I would go right back to where I was before I got sober and not manage to pull myself out of it.

I drank for half a day and then stopped. It hit me like a slap in the face and I asked myself what I’m doing. Instead of picking up another drink I phoned my mom, my sister and my sister in law and outed myself.

I can’t go into too much detail about why I lost control, I will just say that my marriage is on the rocks and it has been for a very long time. The reason I’m not prepared to talk about it is because I’m not the only one in this marriage and talking about what has been going is not fair to my husband.

In the last few days I’ve gone to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, had a session with my therapist, and spoken to friends and family.

My energy levels are incredibly low and I feel so drained, so I am not able to get much done other than focus on my recovery. I’m also taking action to ensure that I am not in the same situation I’ve been in for so long, because continuing down the same path will lead to the same results.

When I’m in a stronger place I will pick up with being more active on my blog.

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  1. Tshegofatso Washington

    Awwwww Lynne. I hope you’re okay! Sending lots of hugs and strength❤️❤️❤️.
    I am so proud of you. You could have continued to just drink but you took a hold of yourself and did something about it. The fact that you even came out and said it, so publicly, is admirable. Well done!
    I am so sorry about your marriage. Sending well wishes, I hope you guys manage to fix whatever problems you’re goin through. You’re going to be okay, no rush!!! 🙏🏽

    • Thank you Tshegofatso, I’m just taking it one step at a time right now and putting all my focus on my recovery. Time will tell how this turns out!

    • Hugs to you Lynne I know it must have been a difficult position for you to eventually slip into drinking and as a strong person I know you will get through this
      I have had bad days too and sometimes due to stress and anxiety I often find myself falling apart
      Worse for me when I’m stressed I started having acid reflux and it’s so bad
      Get well soon Lynne and I know you will bounce back
      We all have bad days and some worst you wish you would just sleep and never get out of bed
      But that’s life we have to pick ourselves up and put a brave face on ❤❤❤

      • Thank you Sandra, its been a tough few weeks, but I am feeling much stronger and doing the right thing. I’m just absolutely drained so taking it very slow!

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