Oh, how I know the ups and downs as well. Today I picked up my addict from sober living to take to Dr. appt. I haven't tried to suggest or control all day. I am so proud of myself. I'm a newbie, since February. I have already learned so many great tools on how to change ME, how to talk to my son that I feel better already. Not great, but better. It is so much more relaxed when I am not questioning him and it really takes a weight off my shoulders as well.
Today is an up, no tears so far. Yay!!! I can only live one day at a time.
I attend many meetings a week. One Nar-Anon and 3 Al-Anon, sometimes 4! EEEKKK...but that is what is getting me through the roughest part of my life right now.
I agree, keep coming back.
My qualifier is my son--I totally get the Ups and Downs--but I have found that by coming here and attending f2f meetings--those ups and downs have leveled out. I'm off the emotional rollercoaster.
I hope you'll keep coming back! Join us for on-line meetings. There is one tonight at 9:00 (eastern)