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good ideas but...
on 26 February 2014
I love the Soberistas website and love the six week plan! I think Lucy is great BUT... as a 40 year old woman struggling with alcohol misuse myself over the last five years (and all the attendant financial nightmares, job loss, divorce, regret, panic that this usually brings) I can't help but feel a bit let down that Lucy describes getting sober as an outcome of forming a relationship to her nice man.
What about those of us who haven't got the nice new boyfriend to inspire us? The reflections on 'life today' versus 'then' feel a bit smug to someone who has lost her husband, home, half of her family and won't be financially secure soon after sobering up. It feels like an impossible comparison.
Lucy is right, sober life will always be better, I just wish it seemed more that she got sober for herself (rather than her man). Single women in trouble need role models who can get sober without the haven of cosy domesticity and a man to rely on.