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A Matter of Choice by Julie Simpson, Dena Michelli

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Jane’s story

Jane is the mother of accomplished twin girls and a son who works as a successful chef. Her marriage, sadly, ended in divorce. She aspires to set up as a freelance administrator in the rural business sector, running her own business in order to accommodate the limitations of her illness, which sometimes reaches debilitating levels.

My ego, the source of my personal desires and insecurities, was what caused me to seek solace in alcohol. My greatest difficulty has always stemmed from my emotional over-sensitivity and my skewed perceptions of my self-importance.

Initially, drinking alcohol seemed to give me confidence, raising self-esteem and creating feelings of being ‘normal’ that I had never previously experienced. Unlike non-alcoholic ...

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