Kristen Bell Honors Dax Shepard’s 14 Years Of Sobriety In An Emotional Note

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Sobriety is a huge achievement. Fourteen years of sobriety is an even bigger accomplishment, and Kristen Bell is paying tribute to hubby Dax Shepard’s strength. In a long, tender post on Instagram, Bell praised his devotion to his family, his hard work, and his willingness to tell his story to the world. Warning: you’ll need tissues for this wholesome content.
“To the man mocked me when in our wedding photos because I cried too many tears of joy,” Bell began, as she proceeded to describe the birth of their daughters and their wedding day joy. Bell acknowledged that Shepard “loved using” but achieved sobriety by having a great support system and forging connections with family. “I see you,” she wrote, “and I see how hard you work.”
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Bell also shared her awe at how Shepard stays sober: through, what she calls “fierce moral inventory you perform on yourself, like an emotional surgery, every single night.” It’s a therapeutic idea that can be useful to those dealing with mental health and/or substance use issues; that taking a daily stock of your thoughts and behavior can help with recovery. Accountability is key. And Bell beautifully describes how Shepard weaves accountability into family life, writing, “You never fail to make amends, or say sorry when its [sic] needed.”
There are photos, because of course there, and they will make you weep. In one image, Shepard and Bell are smiling at the theater, in another, he’s holding very cute pup. But the most precious images of him holding their baby daughters; his love for his children is beautifully evident. You’ll want to grab your tissues to read through this post.
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