Ana Marie Cox

  1. sober questioning
    Hear Me Out: Don’t Get Sober on January 1Recover doesn’t care what day it is — you shouldn’t, either.
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    Alone and Sober on ThanksgivingStill grateful though.
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    The Voice in My Head Doesn’t Want Me to Get SoberSo I learned to shut him — of course it’s a him — up.
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    Following the Rules Won’t Keep Me SoberMaking recovery a contract with myself kept me from the shame spirals that lead to relapse.
  5. sobriety
    ‘No One Else Thinks I Need to Get Sober — Still, Should I?’Well, is it sobriety you’re looking for — or perfection?
  6. sobriety
    ‘Can I Stay Sober Without Counting the Days Since My Last Drink?’If adding up the days one by one makes you feel bad, rethink the math.
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    ‘I Had a Secret Addiction. Do I Have to Tell Anyone?’It’s not about who you tell or how much you tell them — it’s about why you’re afraid to say any of it aloud.
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    ‘How Do I Survive Early Sobriety?’Eat the candy, watch Buffy, and find community.
  9. career
    ‘Do I Have to Tell My Boss I’m Going to Rehab?’No, you don’t. But can we talk about why you’re asking?
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    ‘How Do I Stop Enabling My Alcoholic Dad Without Losing Him Entirely?’It’s okay to do the “selfish” thing here — whatever that looks like for you.
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    ‘How Should I Think of the ‘Good Times’ If I Go Sober?’The same as you do now, really.
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    ‘I Got Sober by Mistake — Can I Go Back to Drinking?’That’s up to you. But give yourself credit: It wasn’t an accident, it was your choice.
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    ‘I’m 90 Days Sober — Am I Ready for a Baby Yet?’I can’t tell you it’s a bad idea. But I won’t tell you it’s a good one, either.
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    ‘When Will I Know If It’s Time to Leave My Alcoholic Partner?’You’re not going to like my answer.
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    ‘How Do I Live With Myself If I Can’t Fix the Relationships My Drinking Ruined?’For one, don’t focus on repairing the damage done.
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    ‘Can I Get Sober If I Haven’t Hit Rock Bottom?’What you’re really asking is, “How can I make myself want to stop drinking if I don’t want to stop drinking?”
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    ‘How Can I Make Connections at Work Without Raging at Office Happy Hour?’You don’t need hangovers to get ahead.
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    Sober Questioning: ‘What Can I Do to Support My Newly Sober Partner?’When we love someone struggling with addiction, “then you should leave” echoes everywhere.
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    Sober Questioning: ‘I Feel Weird Not Ordering Wine With My Mom Friends’If anyone is showing a persistent, direct interest in whether or not you’re drinking, they are the weird one.
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    Ask Ana Marie Cox (Almost) Every Question You’ve Ever Had About SobrietyThe Cut’s new biweekly column is talking drinking, not drinking, and everything in between.
  21. Learning to Live With a Bush Dynasty, in Five Uneasy StagesYes, George W. Bush is still your president.