Category Archives: Recovery

Mindfully Compassionate

We were intimate last night. It wasn’t TOTALLY out of the blue- we had a pretty awesome encounter over the weekend. But last night was the whole-enchilada. We have not had enchiladas since the middle of June and I really … Continue reading

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To Post Or

This post is from my crazy Borderline daily diary thing I have to keep. I had previously had a habit of posting these, but I learned that some things are best kept private. And yes, it DID take me right … Continue reading

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Victorious Evening

Recently, My Wife has been allowing me to snuggle her in bed. This has caused a few problems I was unaware of. Well, I kind of knew about one. First of all, she’s uncomfortable with it. She’s still not cool … Continue reading

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Jerks, Annoyances, And Success

What a tremendous day yesterday! It was the first day of fall break and I slept to the crack of 8 AM. Later on, I had a disagreement with My Wife and made it through un-triggered. There were some incredibly … Continue reading

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A Map With Directions

Funny how things work out when you identify the problem. Attitudes change. Smiles erupt from faces a little more easily. If not smiles, the frown that was constant was replaced with a neutral look. When I sent My Wife the … Continue reading

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Half Measures Avail Us Nothing

I received a tremendous comment from a reader today in response to my last post. This comment has completely changed my outlook on My Wife and our marriage. Her walls are up and is likely waiting for the next turbulence … Continue reading

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Why 12 Step Will NOT Work For Me

Recovery Group Formula • Sit around table • Introduce yourself! • Give name to your disease and how long you’ve been in recovery from it. • Go round the table taking turns reading from the holy book of recovery literature. … Continue reading

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