My Family

My inner circle of friends is my family.

These are my sons, Huub and Tom – students with their wonderful girls.

My sons will graduate in Earth Sciences and Pharmacy this year in 2017.

Of course this makes me very proud.

During the last year we enjoyed our company every 6-8 weeks, either at my place

or theirs. We discussed our experiences, progress in life.

We had dinners and we played board or card games many times.

This changed with my latest hypomania attack when I started drinking much whiskey

and when my life became without structure and really slipped away. I lost control.

And all this with weekly psychotic support by specialists. It was really up to me to get

well again. However I realized that drinking less is much more difficult than stopping with alcohol

all together, And I kept drinking a lot, alcoholic as I had become over the years. As they put it,

I showed destructive behaviour.

Then, all of a sudden I got my maniac attack number 23 since 2002.

To my surprise my sons took the iniative, spoke with my psychiatrist and wondered how they could help. Since that time, my sons increased their contact with me and they wanted something in return of course.pe of family support made me realize that I had to change my behaviour drastically.

I got my maniac attack and requested to be taken to a closed clinic.

This will help to change my behaviour and I am pleased to know that my love me still very much.

We have an almost daily contact and they are happy to visit me with their girls.

I am lucky that I can count on my family in this way.

What a wonderful second life this is.

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