So my best friend I hardly get to see. She has a lot of health problems and often we arrange to meet for coffee and it has to be cancelled at last minute. She’s a great friend but I’ve managed to hide my drink problem from her as I don’t see her much.
I decided I need to tell her and be accountable and also I always felt guilty around her. She is ill through no fault of her own yet I choose to poison my body.
Anyway I’ve sent her a really long text explaining things. I know a text seems cowardly but I rarely see her and I knew if I didn’t do it now I would lose courage. Just sent it minutes ago so waiting on a response.
I’m really nervous but also relieved .
I don’t know about courage it has taken a very long time to tell her especially since she has a brother with a bad drink problem that has caused really awful problems for her family. I just hope she can support me x
If you felt she should know then you’ve done the right thing by telling her you’ll be more relaxed when you do see her and she will be able to cheer you along, She may well be more understanding because of her brother. My brother in law is an alcoholic, although he’d never admit it, he has caused no end of bad feeling in our family but I can still sympathise with him because alcoholism is a disease.
I have not had one bad reaction from telling friends I don’t drink anymore, only support, encouragement and a bit of curiosity from those who don’t know me well (I just tell those people it’s for health reasons, any alcohol is too much alcohol when you have a son who is going to need you around his whole life)
I’m sure you will get a good response, well done for reaching out to her and being honest with her x
Sp glad your friend is being supportive of you … remember your poorly too us addicts jave a un curable diese… so proud of u for telling her that takes guts … when i told my best friend it made us alot closer x