Is quitting drinking hard?
Yes it is.
It’s excruciating at times.
But you know what else is hard?
Running a marathon.
Having a baby.
Completing a big project at home or at work.
And you know what else?
They are all absolutely worth it.
Anything worth anything is going to require effort and getting sober is no different.
It’s a huge accomplishment that doesn’t come easy.
There’s a risk too.
What if your relationship to your partner changes?
What if you lose friends?
What if people find out?
What if some of your loved ones don’t understand?
What if you don’t want to do the things you are used to doing?
What if you change jobs?
What if you don’t fit in anymore?
All of these things happened to me.
Every single one.
Endings are hard.
You know what else happened?
I learned to choose myself.
I learned my spouse loved me enough he was willing to...
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