So, when I got out of institutions I started to wonder things like “where am I still welcome at?”, “Who is very upset with me?” and stuff like that. It blows and my self worth was at an unreal low.
I just wanted @Bill_Phillips to have something nice to find if he chooses to look. We all did stuff. You just happened to do some of it in public. I am sure the longer this forum exists that you won’t be the last. This tribe might understand like no one else, even if we might be a little less gullible about internet forums.
I also just wanted to tell you that I am sorry. Some of your story was hard for me to believe and I believe I have voiced some skepticism and disappointment. I don’t think I aired that publicly but in the event that anything spilled that way, I wanted to apologize for it in public. I do hope that you will be as willing as anyone else who sings out in this thread to work past that part of your life and your relationships to us all. We have all lost so much and given away even more. Would be such a shame to lose sober friendships over burnt pride, resentments and shame. Please reach out when you are ready. By my calculations you should be leaving the clink any day if you aren’t already out.
Walk safely in the light, my friend.
“Adaptability is about the powerful difference between adapting to cope and adapting to win.” — Max McKeown