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The Long Road Home

Discussion in 'Sobriety Tips and Inspiration' started by melody, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. melody

    melody Active Contributor

    I keep putting one foot in front of the other, because that is what I do. Since recovery life has been such a blur, but for awhile things were wonderful. After awhile the hope sort of starts to run out. The realization of how damaged my life is, and how damaged I am makes me start feeling depressed. That only makes it more difficult to resist temptation. Just to keep my life on track takes a lot of work, with not a moments rest. Some say that is my penance for my past. Feeling awful.
  2. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    @melody... I'm sorry you're feeling awful. But I firmly believe that if you keep taking steps in the right direction, things will get easier and better. Try to think positive, my friend. Have you tried talking to a counselor? That really helped my son when he was feeling like you're feeling.

    Please know that I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. And sending you positive vibes and big hugs.
  3. kassie1234

    kassie1234 Community Champion

    I always refer to my own recovery as a marathon and not a sprint. So when I fell on hard times or felt like I wasn't getting anywhere, I tried to remind myself of that. I'm 8 years sober now, and I still have to work at it - I still educate myself on addiction, I still ensure I'm making good decisions, it's just a constant process. It's hard, but the best things in life are not without some level of struggle and hard times to get to the good.

    I think what @deanokat mentioned about counseling is good - I know that for me, personally, I've found it useful when I've been really struggling with things to just be able to vent to a neutral third party. Sometimes I would feel guilty if I was venting to family or friends, but a counselor was a neutral party so that was helpful to me.
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