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Hunter H.

This blog was started several years ago by Hunter and her husband Mark. As a person married to an alcoholic in recovery who wanted to stay married Hunter was frustrated by the lack of information about couples who stay together. She discussed with Mark and they decided to create this... Full Bio
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i am Back by Hunter H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I have not blogged forever ,sober 3 years now and whilst I am more than happy to be sober ,we now deal with life on life's terms .I wanted to sign in for a minute to be sure ... Read on »
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF....NO ONE ELSE WILL by Hunter H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism There is a lot of wisdom about learning to focus on yourself as that is what the partner in recovery is doing. They take good care of themselves, and frankly they always hav ... Read on »
We are back! by Hunter H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Notice the "we". Last evening Mark and I went to see the movie Crazy Heart where Jeff Bridges plays an alcoholic musician who recovers. It was chilling for both of us to se ... Read on »
Prayers Do Work by Hunter H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I am praying and it seems to be getting better. I am also staying true to myself and remembering boundaries and setting them. I always thought that boundaries were nasty, ... Read on »
HOLDING ON TO A DREAM THAT IS A NIGHTMARE by Hunter H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Hello from Hunter Mark is 2 1/2 years sober. He is not drinking BUT his anger is out of control. It is horrible to be around someone who is angry all the time. His fat ... Read on »
STILL SOBER AND STILL TOGETHER by Hunter H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Hello from Hunter. Brief post because it is late. In a recovery program it was once said "when i got busy I got better"...Well I am sooooo busy it is nuts...There is still ... Read on »
Been a While....Still Recovering One Day at a Time...Still Together by Hunter H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Hi From Hunter, I will say that I am sad that Mark has not kept up with this blog. However, he is still sober and deeply comitted to his recovery. Mark is doing great fig ... Read on »
February 2008.....The terrible 2's...staying together is hard work by Hunter H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Hello friends, Addiction is a fatal disease and this past week we lost a friend, Ian R., who seemingly had it all, to it. It is not just about staying clean and sober it ... Read on »
It's been a year in Recovery! Happy New Year! by Hunter H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Hello from Hunter-It has been a crazy year but a good one. Mark received his one year coin this week and continues to work ALL the tools of the AA program and live it one da ... Read on »
Acting out and using the Tools of the program by Hunter H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Hello from Hunter, As Mark gets used to working again and gets more and more sober he is starting to act out a lot. Mark is inspirational and an exceptional role model an ... Read on »
I'M BACK by Hunter H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Hello from Hunter, What a wonderful week I had at Kripalu. It is an amazing place and I highly recommend it. This week was a win, win, win. I had a life transforming exp ... Read on »
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU NO LONGER HAVE TO SPEND YOUR LIFE MANAGING CRISIS by Hunter H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Hello from Hunter, This is will be my last blog for week as I am going away, by myself, to a yoga retreat. It is the first time in over 2 years I have left our son alone ... Read on »
HELPING OTHERS AND GOING OUTSIDE OUR COMFORT ZONE by Hunter H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Hello from Hunter- I have been wreslting with how to get my spiritual community to reach out to families suffering from alcohlism or addiction. Outreach to families who h ... Read on »
Random thoughts on New Beginnings by Hunter H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Hello again from Hunter, Some random thoughts today. My mom's passing has opened up a new vista and new beginning for me. I have always been a emotional wreck and the ... Read on »
God's To Do List by Hunter H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Recently I read a book entitled God’s To Do List by Ron Wolfson as part of a spiritual community read. As part of the excercise we were asked to share our family to do list. ... Read on »
I MISS HER SO-Excerpt from another blog by Hunter H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism In March of this year I started a journal about my mom. The first entry was written in March and was entitled "I miss her so" It's contents are below. The difference be ... Read on »
Reminder-First Year of Sobriety is EARLY Recovery by Hunter H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Hello Again from Hunter, I am grieving deeply the loss of my mother. No one will ever hug me again and let me know everything is OK in the reassuring way that she always ... Read on »
Taking Care of Ourselves by Hunter H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Hello- Some readers my be wanting to know what happened to Mark. Answer: He is working....it is a new life and full of adjustments..Not only is he working, he is empl ... Read on »
My mom passed away by Hunter H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I lost my best friend and mother on Sept. 26th at 9:30 am. She had Alzheimer's and for several years was not able to completely be the vibrant, feisty, wonderful lady that I ... Read on »
"New Clothing" by Hunter H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I have been so busy and doing so much computer work that time spent blogging on the computer has not been a high priority. BUT documenting our life together in the first yea ... Read on »