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  •  Hey Matt, today marks 3 yrs for my partner (11+ / 0-)

    it is also his birthday.  
    Nobody, least of all me thought that would ever happen because of his family's and also his own history.
     I had brokenheartedly sent him away, assuming he was going to drink himself to death, as he claimed he wanted to do.
    He went to Pride Institute in Minnesota and returned around Thanksgiving that same year.
    He never seemed truly happy when he was drinking and most of the time seemed trapped, miserable and hopeless.
    Now, he is an amazing, productive, courageous and even optimistic guy.

    Two months ago he got his license back after twelve years.
    He's not religious and doesn't do AA, but considers the fixer-upper we bought to be his "Higher Power."  

    I stopped drinking at the same time  and mostly don't miss it.
    Even without AA it is one day at a time.

    You can do it!

    Open, but not gaping..

    by sgary on Tue Sep 25, 2012 at 11:03:51 AM PDT

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