Anonymous asked in Family & RelationshipsFriends · 1 month ago

Why am I losing friends?

I had two reactions from friends when I told them I’m a recovering alcoholic.  Most of them were fine with it and wanted to catch up when I got out of rehab.  Two of them asked how it went and when I told them how well it went and that it was successful, they stopped talking to me.  They didn’t even read my messages.  I’m only a mild alcoholic and I’m recovering very well.  They didn’t even suspect it until I politely declined a glass of wine and they asked why.  

1 Answer

  • 1 month ago
    Favorite Answer

    Well, this is a difficult situation and unfortunately you might loose friendships over this. It has nothing to do with you directly and you have to remember that, especially since you're in recovery! You can always ask to talk to them about why they are ignoring you or avoiding you because transparency is always best! 

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.