At least, not until he’s really worked out his issue and has had it under control for a while.People certainly can recover from being alcoholics – I have seen it and I can tell you that it’s entirely possible he’ll handle it too.
You said you’ve met recently, so I would imagine there’s plenty that you don’t know about each other.
I am all for seeing the best in people and believing that people can improve, but you said it yourself: You’re not sure if you would want to stick around if he relapses.
In our fun filled society where we have a large variety of social settings to ‘good time’ in with family and friends, it’s often easy to mistake alcoholism for social drinking.
Today we’re discussing 11 signs to increase your awareness of what alcohol abuse looks like in 2015. It doesn’t matter if you’re celebrating a birthday, birth of a child, a new job or promotion, purchasing a house or even making it home safely, alcohol is the one definite item your sweetie will bring.
They may even say “I didn’t plan on drinking like this tonight” or “I didn’t want to drink tonight’ but one things for certain, the drinks flow on. You may even find yourself saying ” just have a drink” in hopes they may relax a bit. Perhaps they never have extra funds for the upcoming concert, movie release or dinner yet somehow they always manage to have just enough for a drink or two.
They may look over the need to get that oil change or the shoes they’ve been speaking of all week and choose alcohol instead. It doesn’t take much physical action, even on cooler days, to get their pores to pouring.
I am fortunate to say that I have never battled with an alcohol addiction, but I have to imagine that truly addressing that issue is very emotionally, psychologically and mentally intense.
If he has that on his plate to deal with, I don’t think that this is the right time for him to start a new relationship either.
Alcoholism, often referred to as AUD (alcohol use disorder) or alcohol dependence syndrome is a chronic disease with more than 3 million reported cases per year.
Mayo Clinic defines it as the “inability to control drinking despite health and social consequences, preoccupation with alcohol, physical dependence on alcohol, and denial of drinking”.
I feel kind of heartless writing that, but I’m thinking in terms of what I would tell my closest female friends or my sister if they asked me what you asked me.