I had a beautiful family, flourishing career and a lovely house. And what did I do? I spent all my money and all my time in consuming booze with my alcoholic "buddies".
I was never there for my kids. I was the worst company to keep. My life revolved around that next drink. My wife got an attorney and forced me out of the house. That was the final straw that motivated me to enter a 12-step program.
I am learning to take responsibility, to forgive myself, and to ask for forgiveness. My wife and I are still separated but we are talking regularly now, and there's hope. Maybe one day, they will forgive me. I'm doing my best to transform into the father and husband they deserve. If I am given a chance to make it right, I will hold onto it with all my heart and soul and never let go.