Our expert says:
Who owns the house you moved out of ? If it's yours, or you helped pay for it, maybe you need to consult a lawyer to protect your rights and your investment.
Now, having moved out, you're protecting your emotional investment. If he is an alcholic, his promises might not mean much - claiming that he will stay dry and get his act together are unlikely, in themselves, to come true. Tell him to callyou when he has worked with rehab, a shrink and AA, and has stayed dry for a year or two, and then you might re-consider your decision.
Don't be too worried about the kids just yet. hey should surely be reasonably happy being with your parents, and with you - being with an alcoholic is not beneficial. They will take their lead from you - if you seem awfully bothered and anxious, they will get anxious, too. If you seem confident and calm, so will they be.
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