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"10 Signs You Have A Drinking Problem" by Michael Gursky

1 day ago

“10 Signs You Have A Drinking Problem” by Michael Gursky

http://thoughtcatalog.com/michael-gursky/2014/07/10-signs-you-have-a-drinking-problem/

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"6 Things I Learned From Being In A Not-Relationship" by Gretchen Joan

1 day ago

“6 Things I Learned From Being In A Not-Relationship” by Gretchen Joan

“When you take part in a casual relationship, there are no rules. While this may sound amazing, it’s actually the worst thing ever. Not knowing where you stand with someone is exhausting and complicated.”

http://thoughtcatalog.com/gretchen-joan/2014/07/6-things-i-learned-from-being-in-a-not-relationship/

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This Is What Rehab And Recovery Is Really Like

3 days ago

This Is What Rehab And Recovery Is Really Like

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I know that in the past I have written about my treatment and recovery a few times, but always in a broad sense. I don’t know if it’s easier to address that way, or if I consciously try to block out certain parts of my rock bottom because they embarrass me (then again, it wouldn’t be rock bottom if it were something I was proud of).

So here goes – this is my attempt at setting the record…

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"5 Reasons Why You Can’t Get Over Your Almost-Relationship"

5 days ago

“5 Reasons Why You Can’t Get Over Your Almost-Relationship”

“I think, at our cores, no matter how jaded and cynical and bitter and burned we might claim to be — we’re optimists. We like to believe in love and happily ever after, and we like to believe that something is out there waiting for us. And so that is why we hold onto the could have beens, and all of the futures we painted in our heads but were never brave enough to admit. It’s hard to reconcile…

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"Peeing In Parking Lots: A Story About Quitting Drinking After Not Being Able to Quit"

5 days ago

“Peeing In Parking Lots: A Story About Quitting Drinking After Not Being Able to Quit”

This woman’s writing is beyond entertaining. But more importantly, there is a lot of relatable info here.

http://thoughtcatalog.com/amber-tozer/2014/07/peeing-in-parking-lots-a-story-about-quitting-drinking-after-not-being-able-to-quit/

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"The Boy I Met At The Wrong Time"

5 days ago

“The Boy I Met At The Wrong Time”

Love this.

http://thoughtcatalog.com/jasmine-belleza/2014/07/the-boy-i-met-at-the-wrong-time/

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5 Life Lessons I’ve Taken From Rugby

1 week ago

5 Life Lessons I’ve Taken From Rugby

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For 14 years, I identified myself as a soccer player. I played year round on multiple teams, dedicated endless hours to practices and games, and thought I loved the sport. But then I realized something: I just wasn’t that good – certainly not good enough to continue playing post-high school – and I played much too physically to continue at the collegiate level.

After playing for 14 years, I made…

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What 20-Something Alcoholism Is Really Like

1 week ago

What 20-Something Alcoholism Is Really Like

I’ve posted this in the past, but it remains one of my favorite posts about 20-something drinking problems. I can relate to so much, especially this passage:

“I used to spend a lot of time wondering why I felt the need to drink when others don’t seem to have the same perpetual desire. There wasn’t a traumatic event that brought this on. I can’t blame it on a wrecked family life, alcoholic or…

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"I Am An Addict"

1 week ago

“I Am An Addict”

Some beautiful writing from a fellow Thought Catalog writer about the realities of addiction:

http://thoughtcatalog.com/laura-richardson/2014/07/363901/

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For All The ‘Happily’ Single Ladies

1 week ago

For All The ‘Happily’ Single Ladies

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We are intelligent, goal-oriented, and determined. We are attractive enough, involved in numerous activities, not too shy. We like to think we have our lives together, that we are people worth knowing, worth being invested in.

But we are also single.

Whether this status is of our own doing has yet to be determined.

I need to believe I’m not the only one, so this is a post for all the strong,…

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#beforeandafter #sobriety #recovery

#beforeandafter #sobriety #recovery

#beforeandafter #sobriety #recovery

A Love Affair With Words

2 weeks ago

A Love Affair With Words

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I don’t remember falling in love with words. It just happened.

Writing has always been my coping mechanism, starting with journals when I was eight years old. Maybe it’s my OCD tenancies and I like to see something solid on paper to make sense of it. Maybe I’m better at writing my thoughts than I am at voicing them. Maybe I’ve never tried anything else – but then again, I’ve never needed to.

Wri…

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