I have been in recovery for 10 years. Five years ago I moved to a smaller town to save some money and to be able to help my kids through school.
A person who used to work at the same place I did (when I was drinking) also works in this small town at the same place I work. Well she has been telling everyone that I am a drunk. She accuses me of drinking during lunch (when I go home to let my dog out), she will ask me if I had vodka for breakfast. She never lets up about this. I naively thought that people would see that I am sober and living a quiet simple life here – I was wrong. The work situation has become unbearable.
Yes I was a drunk in the past – but it has been 10 years.
Some advice or support would be really helpful please.