Beauty and the Beast... Belle Update

Discussion in 'Substance Abuse' started by AnnieO, May 5, 2015.

  1. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Belle has been out for nearly three months now... Living with biogma, and her current boyfriend...

    For the most part, the kid has completely cleaned up her act. I'm about 99% sure she is clean. She is a JOY to spend time with! Even Pat has told me he isn't afraid of her anymore.

    She absolutely adores Rose, and is fantastic with her, including telling her no when necessary (and since Rose is almost 31 months, it's necessary a LOT).

    The last few days, she has been detailing my car for me so I can sell it (got a new one 2 months ago). I'm paying her... And it looks like I may have to give her more than I originally guessed, because she is doing such a wonderful job.

    She also has been working on mending the rift she helped cause between Pat and biogma. It's lovely to see...

    She is trying hard to find a job, but it is really hard with her record. She acknowledges it is her own doing... In fact she's completely honest about it. Such a change.

    Now for the iffy stuff... Which isn't all that bad, really. She's off her medications... But I wonder how much of the past was drugs. She was honest about it, though. She also has said she wants to talk to the psychiatrist about maybe a different medication, because the one she is on (Invega) makes her feel weird. Fair enough.

    Her boyfriend was a guy she dated when she was living with foster mom, in 2011. That bothered me at first. Now... Well, I think she could do better, but the guy she WAS seeing (who is still in prison) was completely awful. I could live with her being with the current guy. He's reasonably intelligent, works his rear off, and is GREAT with Pat - which is huge for me.

    She's a bit of a flake... But I think that's fine, too. I'd rather have a beautiful biscuit than a strung out yo-yo.
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  2. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member


    Wow. Given where things were even a year ago? HUGE change.
    So happy for all of you.
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  3. PatriotsGirl

    PatriotsGirl Well-Known Member

    So happy to read this update!!! :)
  4. Nancy

    Nancy Well-Known Member Staff Member

    That is a great update. The boyfriend doesn't sound half bad, lots of good things there. I hope she finds a job and continues on this path.

    I wish my daughter's boyfriend was a hard worker but instead he is an alcoholic who earns very little and has no drivers license due to dui's and fines he hasn't paid in many years. I know she could do better but I am tired of worrying about it.

    I gotta say my daughter also went off all medications and is doing fine without them.
  5. comatheart

    comatheart Active Member

    That's fabulous! !
  6. Tom14

    Tom14 New Member

    like this update.. Inspiring.
  7. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    That is great news, Annie. She certainly has come far in the past year.