Hey there, I’m Annie and I am a struggling alcoholic in recovery. I’ve been in recovery for about 2 years. I’ll be 28 soon. I’m in a supportive relationship of 2 years, with my partner who has also experienced addiction personally and within his family. We have both had our varying degrees of success with recovery and rehab problems.
A couple months ago I quit my job. Long story short (unless you WANT details), leaving my job was a necessary choice that I needed to make for my mental health. So fast forward to now, I’m working shitty retail jobs and barely making ends meet. I’m so stressed out that I’ve been struggling again with abusing alcohol. I had a couple shots last night and technically I got away with it, but I want to be honest with my partner about the relapse.
We both struggle with addiction and have our varying relationships with alcohol. I wont speak too much of his story in respect to him.
For some reason today I’m having an extra hard time opening up to my partner and admitting to my relapse. Advice?