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Prayers needed #6617623
09/15/19 12:01 PM
09/15/19 12:01 PM
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Georgia
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I'm not one to air dirty laundry but I'm at my wits end.

The wife has been struggling with alcohol this summer. Not sure why after twenty years of no problem all of a sudden she's gone full blown with the hiding, lying and dangerous behavior.

I got a call from my daughter just as church let out. Seems her mother decided to get drunk at work and drive off during the middle of her shift. Not the first time drunk at work, either.

She's been found and on her way home. I'll go get the car later.

The next few days we got choices to make. Brenda either enters treatment of her own free will or I will have to have her committed for her own good. But that's only a 72 hour hold.

A couple weeks ago I and my youngest girl (11) left and stayed the weekend with one of my grown daughters. That seemed to shock the wife into getting serious with AA but now this.

Somethings broken and I can't fix it.

Re: Prayers needed [Re: warrior] #6617629
09/15/19 12:12 PM
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Warrior I am so sorry to hear that. I'll be praying for sure.
Something caused her to go into depression. Don't say it here but think if there's something tragic that recently happened or a bad memory came back. It won't be an easy road to recovery but you guys can overcome this. Notice I used "guys", I used it because everyone in the family will be involved in her recovery.

Re: Prayers needed [Re: warrior] #6617632
09/15/19 12:15 PM
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Warren co Mo
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Prayers sent for you and family.


If your mind draws a blank, turn off the sound, because ya can't learn a thing if you're doin all the talkin
Re: Prayers needed [Re: warrior] #6617633
09/15/19 12:25 PM
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You got 'em Dave.

No reason anyone should hang their head. Alcoholism is a problem, but it's a solvable problem if one chooses to solve it.

Mike


One man with a gun may control 100 others who have none.

Vladimir Lenin
Re: Prayers needed [Re: warrior] #6617640
09/15/19 12:36 PM
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Albany, NY
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Prayers for Brenda, you and all of your family. Hopefully everyone gets involved, showing that they all love and care for her.

Re: Prayers needed [Re: Mike in A-town] #6617641
09/15/19 12:37 PM
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Va. Lee Co.
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Prayers from Va...


Donnie

Re: Prayers needed [Re: warrior] #6617661
09/15/19 01:10 PM
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prayers sent and will continue to be sent. Grew up in a home like that but I can say it all worked out. God and patience were the key.


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Re: Prayers needed [Re: warrior] #6617666
09/15/19 01:17 PM
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Prayers sent. Sounds like you are trying to help,but the key is she has got to want to quit.It is more than GREAT that she has a FAMILY that cares, Praying for the best for your Wife and FAMILY

Re: Prayers needed [Re: warrior] #6617667
09/15/19 01:19 PM
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Sorry to hear this Warrior. You and Brenda; as well as the rest of your family are on our prayer list. Living with addiction is terrible. Your family's love for her and Christ will no doubt fix this.

Numbers 6:24-26....

' "The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you.
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace." '

Re: Prayers needed [Re: warrior] #6617686
09/15/19 01:56 PM
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Will do

Re: Prayers needed [Re: warrior] #6617705
09/15/19 02:39 PM
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It is one of the hardest things to beat. But until she wants to quit all you can do is be there and try to help her through this. God bless.

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Re: Prayers needed [Re: warrior] #6617712
09/15/19 02:55 PM
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Tough nut to crack warrior. I think all things gone wrong, has a starting point. I would try and back track to that if you can and work your way forward. My best to you and your family. I will pray for you all.


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Re: Prayers needed [Re: warrior] #6617803
09/15/19 05:13 PM
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prayers sent

Re: Prayers needed [Re: warrior] #6617840
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Praying for you and your family warrior.


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Re: Prayers needed [Re: warrior] #6617845
09/15/19 06:03 PM
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Praying for all involved. Best of luck for this trying time.


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Re: Prayers needed [Re: warrior] #6617870
09/15/19 06:21 PM
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Prayers sent. Hang in there.





Charlie


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Re: Prayers needed [Re: warrior] #6617875
09/15/19 06:26 PM
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Prayers from here in southeast Pa.

Re: Prayers needed [Re: warrior] #6617880
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Prayers said


Every day is a gift from GOD, don't waste it!!

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Re: Prayers needed [Re: warrior] #6617884
09/15/19 06:35 PM
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Prayers sent. Get her into detox and maybe you'll have a chance to reason with her when she is sober.


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Re: Prayers needed [Re: warrior] #6617889
09/15/19 06:39 PM
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Prayers sent.

And a tip having grown up with parents who were alcoholics, You cannot black mail her into treatment, or threaten her, she may attend to appease you or show improvement for a period of time, however it will never last until SHE decides she wants to be helped.

Good Luck !


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