Your Question About Living With An Alcoholic Husband
my husband is an alcoholic, I want to leave him…?
I have been married for three years now and I can not live with his addiction. The problem is that my parents believe that in our family no one went through divorce and if I do it I will be excommunicated from my own family, but they are the only one to help me to get out of this situation. What should I do. I’m really sad right now and my husband is somewhere out drinking. Help me please. Thank you.
Dr. Uhr answers:
Every one has their own limit of what they can handle when living with an alcoholic spouse. It is very difficult to be married to an alcoholic husband. Your friends or your parents, are not living in your shoes. Only you can decide what is right for you. Sit down with your alcoholic husband when he is sober and express your concerns.
Go to Al-Anon meetings where you can talk to other women who have learned different ways to handle similar situations with their alcoholic spouse. A therapist can help you learn to set healthy boundaries (and face any codependent behavior). You may be “enabling” your spouse to continue his excessive drinking. If you break your codependent behavior, he may be open to getting help for excessive drinking and your marriage will improve.
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