Dating child of alcoholic
Decide what to do Once you have recognized the symptoms that confirm that your date has a drinking problem, there are two things you can do.
If you have just started seeing this person, you can move away.
Being in a relationship with an alcoholic is perhaps the second worst thing after being an alcoholic yourself.
It seems you are dealing with a person with two faces, who when sober, seems genuinely repentant but when under the influence of alcohol, is a stranger giving way to self-pity, denial or even aggression.
There is a distinct difference between someone who just enjoys his/her drinks and someone who is addicted to alcohol.
Talk to your partner when he/she is sober and gently but firmly tell them that there are certain behaviors that you will not simply tolerate.
Choose a time when your partner is sober and talk about how their alcoholism is affecting you and your relationship.
Tell your partner how you feel when he or she loses control over their behavior and how the addiction has consequences for the relationship as a whole.
So if you have just found out that the person you are dating is an alcoholic or your partner has become one, here are a few things to keep in mind.
Proceed with caution The first thing to be said about dating an alcoholic is that don’t start if you are not doing it now.