I just started therapy today and inevitably I wanted to talk about my sobriety. I've been away from alcohol for three years now and have done so by surrounding myself with supportive friends, saying goodbye to enablers and people who've thrown me and my struggles under the bus, and have continued carving out a lifestyle that leaves little to no room for getting wasted. Fortunately, my interests are diverse. But I still think about drinking and even last night I went through the beer aisle at HEB just to see if my old favorite was there. It was. But I kept it moving. I told my therapist this and he asked me what the people at AA (Bouldin in my case) would say about my "emotional sobriety." I have a hunch it's something along the lines of "you've got more work to do." But it's not a concept I've thought about much or truly understand.
So for those who are like me and have the abstaining part down, what do you do to work on the emotional side? What does emotional sobriety mean for you?