Tuesday, December 23, 2008

No New Husbands

A wonderful book about alcoholism from a women’s perspective is “Drinking: A Love Story" by Caroline Knapp. One of my favorite stories of hers that describes how we have to change our thinking goes like this:

She is describing how alcoholics always want something new or different to fill that ever empty hole inside us. She says this is why you hear people in AA talk about thinking alcoholically long after they put down their last drink. “My husband is acting like an idiot,” a woman at a meeting shared. “I have to remember that the solution is not ‘Get a new husband.’”

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