Our expert says:
A trouble with many alcoholics, is that "standing by them" may actually encourage them to carry on drinking and avoiding proper treatment, because they feel there's someone else to always mend what they break. BY all means go to counselling for your own sake, but no amount of activity by you will stop him drinking --- only he can do that.
Most alcoholics like that big-headed lie that they will stop on their own, and dont do so. Clearly, he refuses to take any responsibility with his choice to drink whatever the consequences for you and the children. Explore your options with a counsellor if necessary, but do what is best for you and the children --- leave him to care for himself, or not, as he wishes
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