Your boyfriend needs to decide once and for all that he is more invested in his relationship with you than his relationship with alcohol. If he isn’t getting enough support through AA, he should consider getting himself into therapy with an addictions counselor or a psychologist.
If he is incredibly honest with himself, he might be one of those who can pull it off. Although most people couldn’t handle working in a bar and staying sober, there are people who do. and I see him drinking more than a glass, I kindly hand him the tea and go out of my way to ask him if he would like some water. How he takes on the challenge of recovery will tell you a lot about his strength of character. He felt extremely guilty for that night at dinner.. and I have never been in this situation or even know how to deal with this. Al-Anon is an organization for partners of recovering alcoholics. If your boyfriend does get into therapy, you might ask to be included now and then to talk about how you can support his recovery and what changes he is willing to make to deserve your trust. It’s too early to decide whether he is the one for you.We are always afraid of that one slip up that will take us back into the abyss.
Remember, an alcoholic isn’t made in days or months.
His relationship ended and he decided to get help through AA. AA asked him kindly to stop sharing stories with the rest of the group because they did not agree with him working in a bar.
He didn’t like the feeling of his face feeling hot.
He has told me a little bit of his past with drinking.
He said that he was in an unhappy relationship with someone for over three years and had been drinking, one night he hit rock bottom and slept with someone else.
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