CAL – Living With Sobriety (Item # P-49)

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WHAT I LEARNED: 1. The subtitle of this booklet is “Another Beginning” not, as I had hoped, “My Happy Ending!”  At only 52 pages, it’s a quick read & covers topics such as: Accepting Changes, Courage, Resentments, Disappointments, Communication, & Happiness.  (I especially like that the topics of Love & Sex are under the Communication category – how fitting!)

2. When I originally read this long ago during my boyfriend’s semi-sobriety, I didn’t like it because it didn’t seem to have any answers for me so I stopped halfway.  Now I realize it’s because the book stresses patience, watching my expectations, & to keep working the Steps.  (Stay on target!)  It was all the stuff I didn’t want to hear or do back then.  All I wanted was a break & I thought his sobriety would be it.  But in truth, sobriety was just a different reality, nobody guaranteed me it would be a better one.

3. My two favorite lines are both from page 43:

“There is more to happiness than our memory of it.”

“Those of us who are interested in making another beginning have to surrender the daydreams & begin with what is real.”

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  1. Bernie M. says:

    Just read a blurb from this at a meeting yesterday afternoon. It is a really catchy title with good insights.

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