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Mention the word addiction or alcoholism and feel the unease set into the conversation. Substance dependency remains a taboo subject. Far too many people still believe it is a moral choice even if in 1956 the American Medical Association declared alcoholism a disease.

Given the stigma and the social repercussions, it is not surprising that few people are willing to openly share the ups and downs of early sobriety. The experience of sobriety for the couple is particularly unspoken. The myth persists that once a spouse/partner becomes sober, the relationship is saved. Sobriety is only the first step.

Each of us who love and live in a sober relationship have stories to share about how we rebuilt our trust, intimacy, health and family.

This book is not a self-help book. This book is storytelling.

“Storytelling is the essential human activity. The harder the situation, the more essential it is.”
Tim O’Brien

Love Without Martinis will show how couples navigate today’s society in sobriety. How do we travel, socialize, deal with stress and live in a committed relationship? When do we stay and when do we leave? How do we decide whether to keep our recovery private or peak openly about it?

This book will be a collaborative effort.

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To learn more about Chantal Jauvin, the author, and her husband, William Thomas, click here.