Weddings, well events of any kind that involve an excessive amount of drinking can be overwhelming not just for the alcoholic but for others as well. This weekend I had a blast at the wedding, don't get me wrong, but I took time for me when I needed it. My brain can not handle hours and hours of drinking, so when I was done I went to my room and hung out with the boys. I did not care what anyone thought or how they felt about me disappearing in the middle of the party I put myself and my sobriety first!
Putting yourself first is one of the most important lessons I have learned so far. If I am not doing what I need to do to take care of myself the rest of my family suffers. It may seem selfish to always put yourself first but when I do I am happier and everyone around me is happier.
So, no matter the situation if you are feeling overwhelmed and need a break take it! You don't have to explain yourself or ask for permission do what you need to do for YOU!