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#127109 - 05/28/04 07:59 PM An addiction to a lifeline?
al Offline
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Registered: 01/08/03
Posts: 143
Loc: canada
My best friend suggested it might be good for me to take a break from this site for a little while, suggested 5 days. He and i both agree i've been letting things get to me lately that i shouldn't. I haven't decided yet whether or not to take him up on his advice, but i did realize something during the discussion. I realize i'm addicted to this place and to these people. I know my day isn't complete until i've checked the message boards and poked my head into chat to see how everyone is doing. The idea of taking a break almost makes me panic.... what would i do for 5 days without my friends and family?

Anybody else feel the same? addicted? or can you just take it or leave it as it comes? Maybe i'm being obsessive about it??

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Those who dance appear insane to those who cannot hear the music. Mark Kleiman

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#127110 - 05/28/04 08:29 PM Re: An addiction to a lifeline?
Mike Church Offline
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Registered: 01/23/03
Posts: 3439
Loc: Toronto, Canada
Al I look at it as the best thing, outside of you that ever happened to me. The weekend retreat was a close second. And please write

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#127111 - 05/28/04 08:37 PM Re: An addiction to a lifeline?
Dale English Offline
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Registered: 06/08/03
Posts: 448
Loc: PA
Hey Al,

I too look forward to checking in. When I get triggered by something, I'm trying to remember to step back, not respond, think it through, figure what is making me feel the way I'm feeling and then respond if I think it's appropriate. This is the best laboratory I know for getting my buttons pushed and then having all the support I need to process the stuff. Why would I want a break from that?

Hope you hang in here! See if you can transform reactive into curious. Lots to learn and besides I like your sense of humor!

Taz


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#127113 - 05/28/04 09:04 PM Re: An addiction to a lifeline?
Lloydy Offline
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Registered: 04/17/02
Posts: 7071
Loc: England Shropshire
" I'm Guilty !"

Dave :rolleyes: \:D

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#127114 - 05/28/04 10:02 PM Re: An addiction to a lifeline?
outis Offline
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Registered: 02/27/03
Posts: 2260
Loc: Maryland USA
Al,

I guess if it's possible to be addicted, I am. I have had some time off from posting, but not longer than a few days without reading.

Sir David (Ivanhoe) calls this our clubhouse. It's also like a home to me. I can "say" things here that I can't always say in other places, and find that someone will understand what I mean. A lot of times someone understands even better than I did.

My wife has complained about me spending too much time online, so I do try to keep some balance. But right now, for instance, I did not go to SIA last weekend or T this week. There won't be an SIA meeting this weekend, so it's real nice to know I can come here.

If it intereferes with living the way you want to live, I think it's worth trying to take a break to see how that feels. If reading about recovery is not the same as doing it, neither is writing about it.

Thanks,

Joe

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"Telemachos, your guest is no discredit to you. I wasted no time in stringing the bow, and I did not miss the mark. My strength is yet unbroken…"—The Odyssey, translated by W.H.D. Rouse

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#127115 - 05/28/04 10:25 PM Re: An addiction to a lifeline?
Bill_1965 Offline
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Registered: 06/29/03
Posts: 1983
Loc: Flint, Michigan
:rolleyes: Addicted? :rolleyes:

Yeap

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#127116 - 05/28/04 11:52 PM Re: An addiction to a lifeline?
Curtis St. John Offline
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Registered: 01/20/04
Posts: 1796
Loc: Westchester, N.Y.
Oh YEAH, I was totally addicted, but it passed.


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#127117 - 05/29/04 01:01 AM Re: An addiction to a lifeline?
yesac76 Offline
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MaleSurvivor

Registered: 03/23/04
Posts: 508
Loc: Idaho
I would not say I am addicted. But, in a way I need this site. It helps me know I am not alone, no matter what is going on in my little world, there is always someone going through a similar situation. And it reminds me I have had it easier than alot of my brothers here. This place is a Godsend!

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