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This is How a Sober Wife, Saved My Family Life…

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This is How a Sober Wife, Saved My Family Life…

It’s absolutely awesome having a sober wife who’s not actually in recovery! She gives me, and, understands the best of both worlds. And just because she hasn’t been an addict, doesn’t mean she hasn’t been through struggle growing up in the Philippines, or even being married to an addict (me). She understands my need and want to stay sober, but then, also understands the “normie” aspect to living a balanced and fulfilling life; that I frankly wouldn’t get without being around her so freaking much! Like when I’ll go on an 18-hour work binge because stuff is flowing, and knowing...

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Dear Serenity: Mas magaan ang pakiramdam ko kapag kasama kita

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Dear Serenity: Mas magaan ang pakiramdam ko kapag kasama kita

Goddammit why do I feel this way? I’ve screwed up so much in my life that I’m not sure how many more promises I can break! You were always there for me from the beginning, even though we only met a couple of years ago. It’s easy for me to say that I’ve been connected to you since I started my life, and the moment you started yours I knew what I was living for, it just never showed up until the day we met. And when I screw up it’s just a reminder, that you’re what makes me whole....

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Falling in Love Over the Internet; Best thing that ever Happened to me

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Falling in Love Over the Internet; Best thing that ever Happened to me

Falling in Love Over the Internet; Best thing that ever Happened to me– When I first got into recovery things weren’t so easy for me. I can imagine they weren’t easy for most of you joining me either… at first. I was what stigmatizing people call “socially awkward.” I remember I’d often look at my ...

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Happily Married because of Recovery

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Happily Married because of Recovery

I wasn’t always happily married, yet. I was a miserable, broken up, and a train wreck when first going into rehab. Before I was happily married I had ruined the only relationship I “thought” was love, by abusing heroin. “I’ll leave you if you do it again!” she said. The sad truth was, I was ...

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A Whole New World–Love Wins

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A Whole New World–Love Wins

A Whole New World–Love Wins When I was in my addiction I couldn’t travel more than a few miles without feeling the need to get a fix. Now, I can travel miles away. With every step I take forward I move further and further away from the old me. I start to develop a new ...

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