I am happy to say I have been clean for 3 1/2 months. I am the happiest I have been in a very long time. The main issue I am having now is guilt. I feel so guilty for the things that I have done to my family and friends when I was not sober. I was a awful mother, wife and friend. I am just wondering if anyone else is dealing with or has dealt with guilt.
Congratulation on being sober 3 and a half months sober. I went to aa meetings for a long time. It is a 12 step program. Please attend a meeting if you have not already done do. While doing the 12 steps, you will be able to rid yourself of the guilt by making amends. This could be an apology, or the way I dealt with the guilt was by making a living amends by being the best mother, daughter, sister, and wife I could be. Also forgive yourself, alcoholism is a diease. Congrats again! Keep up the hard work!!!
Absolutely, just what Beckers said, in spades. Your family will be able to forgive you if you give them the very best version of you, for the rest of your life. You can do that, if you have the support that's been mentioned. Are you involved in any program? ie. AA? How dedicated are you to receiving forgiveness?
first and most importantly is to forgive yourself..that was hard for me because I tend to love others more than I love myself. I highly recomend the 12 step Program I think everyone should do them i really do! I cant put into words the relief from guilt that had been lifted after step 4 making amends...After step 12 a brand new clean slated life will await you! I promise you hang in there honey im Pam and u can talk to me whenever you want :)
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.