I have been in a relationship with an alcoholic for 8+ years. I was an alcoholic when we got together but sobered up 5 years ago. We have 2 kids together, live together, and are for the most part.. happy. Unfortunately he drinks whiskey from the moment he opens his eyes until he goes to bed at night. He doesn't get falling down "drunk" slurring, or anything just a constant buzz thorough out the day.. on occasions or from time to time he does get "drunk"....I've pleaded to him every way possible to stop drinking. He always has his empty promises saying he's going to, and that he's "slowed down a lot"...I haven't seen a change at all. He'll go through a huge bottle of whiskey in about 2 days...that I'm aware of..our kids know he drinks it and i hate the influence he is setting them. They are both still young but soon enough they will be old enough to know what he's doing. I love this man dearly and want him sober..I want this family to work ..it's coming down to the end where I know I will have to leave him.. because I don't want my kids around him like this. I don't want to but I feel he's never going to stop drinking and we'll always continue our cycle of me getting mad at him for drinking and him saying his going to quit but than makes a drink first thing the next morning...

Do you think an alcoholic will stop drinking for the sake of his family?...
Do I need to leave him for him to understand I'm serious...how do I get him to stop!!?

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