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Wednesday, May 11, 2005


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The other reason Pete had never seen him like that before is because he'd never been threatened by someone not drinking in his presence, as he was when you were there...

It sounds like you handled the whole situation with class, maturity, and an awful lot of compassion. In his darkest hour, The Drunk may remember that there was someone at dinner with him once who managed to make it through an ENTIRE DINNER without drinking, and you may give him hope...let's hope he didn't plow someone over on the way home.

Amanda B.

I have a friend that has been in and out of treatment many times, attempted suicide (sort of), taken all of his family's money, the list goes on and on. He never seems to hit bottom, and when he does have periods of sobriety he is THE MOST arrogant pain in the ass I've ever met. I don't know if he will make it but you are so right, it makes me realize how blessed I am. Sometimes I ask, "why me and not him?", but mostly I just try to be greatful.


Wow,I don't think I would have made it through the whole dinner.I feel bad for people when they act like that,but then I also remember the way I was.And you are right,doing the work and you can go anywhere.Well, bottom line is that you came out okay and that what matters.Well done!


Wow, Sarah...what a well-written post.

I know this might sound cheesey but I am so very proud of you. Your sobriety is the greatest gift you could ever offer yourself and the people who love you - especially your daughter.

I wish so much my mom and my sister had your strength.


Wow, Sarah, what a great story! I love how you were first able to tell the table about your disease via the gin lady. I've never had anyone so insistant about me drinking before, but definitely been at dinners and had people who need to tell me all about THEIR drinking, how they take it to the edge sometimes but they definitely aren't alcoholic. As though I'm the drunk cops or something!

Bravo for finding a guy like Pete who is so understanding.


Sarah, in situations like this it re-enforces the decison to get sober and stay sober. It only takes one obnoxious drunk to remind me of what my life was and how it is today. I am so grateful for my sobriety and am proud of you for yours.

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