Good afternoon! My name is Lauren and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. I have a friend going through a hard time right now. I hated when I would be down and depressed and people would say, "Keep your head up." It was true, but so much easier said than done. She is also a little bit of a princess, so I found another quote for her. "Keep your head up, princess. Your tiara is falling." :) But so much of what people say, quotes and advice, so much easier to spit the words out than to live by them. And it does take time to get through things. Some people say to get over it. But a lot of the time, you need to get through it, not over it. It's not just something you can forget about. It may be something very important to you, someone. You obviously can't just forget that person ever existed, but remember both the good and bad. There is a reason it isn't the way it used to be. For me, my addiction to alcohol, was a relationship in and of itself. It was a priority to me. When I quit, I broke up with it, it was a hard time to get over. But like with all time, time heals, or at least helps. I wouldn't say it ever "heals." There will always be a scar, a reminder of what was there, but it does get better, and easier. So keep your head up, buttercup! Have a great day!
I'm Lauren. Get inside the head of a recovering alcoholic/ addict.