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Dear all,

I am a grateful member of Al-Anon and have cut down on my social life because of the virus. I don't know, whether I am vulnerable to it, but I meet so many people that I can easily be a multiplier. So, I have cut down on meetings and want to stay in touch with the programme.

I joined Al-Anon almost 8 years ago - I cannot believe it! My life has changed a lot and more change is about to come. I am in a new relationship, not alcoholic. I find it harder to let someone into my life than before with the alcoholic, but I am working on it and am mindful of my thoughts and tendencies to push people away. Mostly, I am fine, but I need to programme! I am now 20 weeks pregnant, a surprise pregnancy, and present from my Higher Power. I would never have planned it like that. The Dad is super supportive. We are soon moving together into a house, which means, I will have a normal life, but change is still difficult. I miss some of the mundane parts of single life, although, at the time, they were nothing amazing or so. Ah, and I got a new job in January, a job I have enjoyed a lot. So, in sum, I am going through a lot of change and am trying to take it a day at a time. I have got my head around the job and pregnancy, the new house is the next big, scary step. 

lots of love smile



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Smukke - hey, hey - good to see you! I too am reducing my outings and social interactions. I am not a high-risk person, but many I love are. I am hopeful to be of more service by choosing to isolate socially as suggested - hoping to stop the spread.

It sounds like your got some awesome things happening in your life! Congrats. on all - the new job, the baby on the way, new home, etc. Isn't it funny that even when change is good, we have a bit of fear just below the surface? I too choose to lean into my recovery, a little bit each day so I am better tooled for life changes, events, etc.

Keep coming back - this is an awesome place to get some ESH - you're not alone! I am grateful for where I am today and would not be 'here' without Al-Anon!

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   smile Smukke! Congratulations... and I hope things go well, as planned... aww ...

       I am heading away to a F2F meeting  this evening, all going well... aww ...

But i may have to stick with this one online- for a few months... which should work out, just as well... aww ...

Nice to see your share, and to hear your news! smile ...



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~*Service Worker*~

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Glad you're here. If my local groups close, I know I'll be dropping by here and another online board more frequently.

Something else I want to do, as well, is make sure I stay in touch with the members of my home group and reach out to them more frequently. When I start getting fearful, I shrink in on myself, and that's precisely the time I need to get out of my head and be of service to others, even if it can only be done over the phone, text, or skype, etc.

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I am getting a little anxious in regards to this virus but I dont know if it was the excuse I need to not attend so many meetings as my sponsor suggested. I admit I can work a little harder on my recovery but I am also dealing with depression. I am happy to hear your story after 8 years in the program and that you are starting a family. Which is a dream I have since gave up on as I see the reality of the extent of my sickness. Your story gives me hope.

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