Our expert says:
Sad, but I'm sure we've all known blokes like that. And yes, he obviously does need counselling, but that can't work unless and until he recognizes that he needs such help, and decides to sincerely take part in it. You guys probably know him at least as well as anyone - would he listen to anything you folks might say ? If you don't drink and suggest its more fun to be together without alcohool, would he pay any attention ? Could you guys talk about someone else, maybe someone he doesn't know, but who you heard about, who had some similar problems to him, and has been doing so well with counselling ?
But folks with a bee in their bonnet like this are hard to help, as I say, until they recognize that these are problems, not facts of life, and can be changed and need to change
What do other readers think ?
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