I will be seeing an old friend who moved to the east coast a year ago. Her daughter and my daughter are best friends. I posted a long time ago about how my husband had mentioned my alcohol problems to some of the pre-school moms, and this made me furious. I think anonymity is very, very important, and that gossip and stuff like that gets in the way of recovery... SO, I will be seeing this woman when she visits California this next week and we get out kids together. I am scared to tell her that I am an alcoholic, or that I am struggling, or that I am going to be going to treatment. I certainly won't drink when I am with her. But, how do I get over this fear of what to tell people when it comes to my "disease". Frankly, most of these people probably already know I have a problem, so why is it so hard for me to come clean about?? I am not in denial and I know for myself that I am an alcoholic. I go to meetings and anounce it every single day. But, I just have a problem with telling the mothers of my daughters little friends that I am an alcoholic. I feel like I need to keep it PRIVATE. Is that okay? Or, am I being too much of the 'self will run riot' personality here?
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