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Tue Feb 21, 2012, 02:22 AM

All are welcome.

Every one knows an addictive person. Help wake this Forum up!

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Reply All are welcome. (Original post)
Tripod Feb 2012 OP
irisblue Feb 2012 #1
Tripod Feb 2012 #2
Old Codger Feb 2012 #3
Tripod Feb 2012 #4
tavalon Feb 2012 #5
tavalon Feb 2012 #6

Response to Tripod (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 05:33 AM

1. how have you been?

you had a post awhile back....so how are you dealing? kindly

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Response to irisblue (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 09:19 PM

2. I have settled down.

For now the anxiety has passed. I'm doing some things that I know will help. I have the tools, just don't use them some times. I appreciate your reply irisblue.

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Response to Tripod (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 09:17 PM

3. I am here

Good to hear that you are doing ok now, sometimes we slip into the old habits and get a little complacent about our programs, we need to remember that complacency can kill you...

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Response to Old Codger (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 25, 2012, 01:52 AM

4. Old Codger....

I'm glad that you took an interest in me.... thx. I have alot of good things, just depressed I think. I have been depressed before, but this seeeeeeeeeemes different. I was never in love before, and deppressed at the same time. But now I am. Have a good night.

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Response to Old Codger (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 04:54 AM

5. Yeah, I got the non-flu* last Thursday and I've had such a hard time

controlling my negativity, anger, frustration. I was barking orders at both of my sig others, who were, bless their hearts, trying their best. I've got an amends or two racked up for this last week. And being so sick, I often slept right through the online meetings. No, not often, every damned day. And I really, really could have used meetings, lots of meetings. Lots of meetings and less pity party. Nobody, myself included, has fun at my pity parties.

*Non-flu means that a very diligent nurse shoved cotton swabs way up in my nose (I'm a nurse and I didn't know cotton swabs could reach that far) and the test came up negative for the flu - I've still gotten to experience all of the flu symptoms. I highly recommend the diagnostic procedure to anyone who enjoys intense pain.

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Response to Tripod (Original post)

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 05:04 AM

6. Qualifiers

I never heard that term in CoDA but in Nar Anon and Al Anon, I hear people use the term all the time. My point of view is that my qualifier (even if I have one that matches the definition) is that my butt is sitting in that seat in that meeting.

I guess that's why, as my issues directly surrounding the addict begin to abate, I see so much of my behavior that has become unhealthy and I'm starting to look back to CoDA, because I don't feel like having every share I share, start with how I'm coping with the addict. I'm coping and healing from that trauma, but it uncovered a whole nest of unhealthy behaviors that retook up residence when I decided to take over the driving of my own life, sans higher power. It took the addict for me to finally drive the car off the cliff, but I was headed there, albeit slower and more clandestine.

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