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A reminder of how stigmatizing alcoholism is. 

I have an aunt who lost a son to this thing years ago. Cousin and I were close in our youth. To this day, aunt doesn't like or can't be around me because I completely turned my life around and am sober and (somewhat) normal again. She probably secretly has that "why my son and not him" complex and I get it. I know she loves me I was always her favorite nephew but aunt is in her late 60s now and typically people that age are grounded in their views. I am not here for advice to have an aunt in my life again. It is what it is. More of a tip that no matter how much time or how spiritual you are, this thing affects areas of life that can't be seen.



-- Edited by Visionz on Saturday 9th of March 2019 10:43:48 AM

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Agreed ... We do what we have to do to survive sober ... and we stop trying to change others who refuse to open their eyes to understand ...


God Bless,
Pappy



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Good to see your post, Pappy. Hope all is well...

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I can relate. My uncle, who was only 4 yrs older than me, passed away. My grandmother, his mom, seems to have distanced herself from me. I believe she can't help but wonder, why couldn't her son make it. I doubt it's a conscious thought but I bet it's common among our lives ones.

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