Today you can start your day over as many times as necessary. Do whatever it takes to regain your serenity or to guard it. The process of changing the way we interact with the alcoholic is not necessarily an easy process. Go easy on yourself today if you trip or slip. We will never be able to do things perfectly.
If you find yourself really frustrated with the alcoholic or anyone today, remember that exercise is a wonderful way to get rid of frustrations. It will also cause your body to release endorphins which will help you to feel better. Another thing I do to rid myself of feeling irritated is I call a friend on the phone and release my feelings on them. Do your best to not blast the alcoholic/addict with your negativity. This will only make matters worse for you. Avoid isolating in depression or frustration. That’s one of the worst things we can do.