I agree Karma, I was once told in AA from a sponsor that I shouldn’t play golf anymore because it might lead me to drink. I love golf and play competitively and have always done that. I don’t think the people in AA mean harm but they can give you horrific advice. Alcohol is everywhere don’t live in a bubble. Get out there and enjoy life you only get one.
This is an awesome post! I ran into an AAer at the gym couple days ago, he didn’t seem happy or content with life. I thought about saying hi twice but my (awesome) friend who I was working out with & is an actual therapist not a “drug & alcohol counselor” shared with me that I should say hi and whatever he has to say if he mentioned AA was “good for him!” because she is my friend regardless whether I’m in AA or not.
I went out with a long term friend of mine who was there before AA and now after. We had a few drinks, danced and socialized. I had a blast! Today is Sunday and I’m going to do some work at the office, later I have my beautiful baby daughter to go home too and play with. She loves me unconditionally. I have but a few real friends in life but guess what they don’t have rules or restrictions on our friendship & I love it that way.
Hi there I’m new but I can relate to some of your post. It’s very sad that people that gave you support can quickly turn on you because you are taking a different path. I am in a similar situation but I haven’t left yet. How is everything now?? Very awesome you have that much time!