My boyfriend has a drinking problem. We have been living together for 5 years. He knows he has a problem so he will be entering a treatment program for the first time. The problem is he wants me to also stop drinking for at least a year, however, I don’t think it is fair for him to ask me to do that. What do you think? Drinking in Indianapolis
If you were his drinking buddy that landed him in this trouble in the first place, then by all means, the request is not unreasonable. But if you were the type of person who had an occasional drink, then that’s a different story.
It still should be okay for you to have an occasional drink when you are away from home – away from him – as long as you don’t flaunt it in his face.
If you truly want this man to be in your life, then you should do everything you can to show him you care, and that starts with supporting him by giving up alcohol for a year.
Alcohol is not good for anyone. It does nothing but keeps your body acidic and makes it a breeding ground for illnesses and diseases. When people have bad habits such as drinking alcohol, all they need to do is to replace it with something more constructive, which should not be that hard to do.
Instead of drinking alcohol, do more to work on yourself such as take up yoga and meditation, which are the best two exercises for your brain. Then once he gets out of his treatment program, you can also get him involved with your new activities.