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I Won’t Let You Fall Apart – SC Podcast EP_02

Welcome to the next episode of the Sober Courage Pod, Ep. 02: I Won’t Let You Fall Apart (Closets)

On episode 02, I give you a sneak peek into my crazy life as I try to get through several different situations that leave me questioning my sanity, as well as my parenting skills.

But through every difficulty, I still find that being sober is my biggest strength, because parenting can be hard! It is often non-stop, demanding, and challenging, and it seems like you must have all the answers when you do not think that you have any! Being sober keeps my mind completely clear to take on the day-to-day challenges. So even though, it was a crazy week on all fronts, no worries, with a little help from my friends, everyone survives, I am still sober, and we get to laugh about it a little bit too!

Ep. 02: I Won’t Let You Fall Apart (Closets)






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Don’t Bite Your Friends – Yo Gabba Gabba!

The Fragile – Nine Inch Nails

she shines
in a world full of ugliness
she matters when everything is meaningless

she doesn’t see her beauty
she tries to get away
it’s just that nothing seems worth saving
I can’t watch her slip away

I won’t let you fall apart

she reads the minds of all the people as they pass her by
hoping someone can see
if I could fix myseld I’d – but it’s too late for me

I wont let you fall apart

we’ll find the perfect place to go where we can run and hide
I’ll build a wall and we can keep them on the other side
…but they keep waiting
…and picking…

it’s something I have to do
I was there, too
before everyhting else
I was like you

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  1. Hi Magz, I enjoyed your second podcast so much. It’s good to hear that life is good sober, as I hear it, but haven’t felt it.
    My kids are grown, but I had one daughter who visited her Dad, and I knew he drank wine, and she would ride in the car with him, such as going to dinner, etc. He would assure me he’d have no more than a couple of glasses. I feel any amount can cause impairment, so it was always a worry. Ive drank wine, but never drove, even after one drink. As she got older, she could understand more, and say she didn’t want to ride with him if he’d been drinking. As far as the basketball class, I think I’d let your son go to the party just this once, and be clear that from now on, basketball is the priority. Or let him choose just this time.
    One thing I’d love to hear on your podcast is how to get through the early evening and evening. I’m so committed during the day, then at 5pm or earlier, my brain just goes there to drink wine. I’m just now reaching out more on the blogs, after finally realizing I can’t do it alone. Thank you for all you do to help! Sabrina

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    • Hi Sabrina,
      Thank you for this great comment and for listening to the pod! Yes, it does get better, that’s for sure!
      I love when our kids get older and they start seeing things for themselves, because it is so hard to explain some of this before then, right? Glad to hear that your daughter is making good decisions.
      Thanks for the advice about my son – I think that sounds like a good middle ground!
      I can totally relate to the evening time- “… then 5 o’clock comes and the jungle drums start to pound.”
      The only help for that is changing up your routine and finding new things to occupy that time. Here is a fun list to get you started:
      Thank you so much for listening – I’ll be sure to mention some other ways to get through the wine o’clock on the next podcast! Sending big hugs!!


      • And another thing I meant to mention, I didn’t hear anything wrong with your speech in the first podcast! I just noticed I really like your accent! Thank you so much tips for 5pm. I Have lots of vitamin water, diet ginger ale, Lacroix sparkling water…stored up…these actually better than wine! Thank you! Sabrina

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        • Thank you! The accent is something I am a bit self-conscious about so I am sure I am more focused on it than I probably should. LOL!

          It sounds like you got some good healthy alternatives to wine there! I think my first year I just drank coffee and diet coke! :/

          Thanks Sabrina! Sending big hugs.


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