Our expert says:
UNless he sincerely recognizes that he has a serious drinking problem and personally wants to work with the right expert assistance to control this. the situation will not improve, as you have found, and its something you cannot do for him.
And church counselling is NEVER ever enough, especially for alcoholism. One really does need more experience and expertise from a psychiatrist and similar professionals ; churcj counsellors can valuably provide extra back-up support.
NO number of drinks is OK, and its wise to stop seeing old drinking buddies altogether.
All alcoholics cry ( usually feeling pity for themselves ) and promise to change - only change theu achieve AND MAINTAIN is worth recognizing.
Your life is not coming to an end, though, freed from his burdens, your life could be in various important and valuable ways, beginning again.
Dont feel guilty for what HE has been doing. Divorce is often wise in this situation, and you should not decide, out of inappropriate guilt, to stick with him. Look after yourself.
If he can sort himself out and stay dry for 4 years, maybe then you can cautiously see him again and decide if its worth trying again.
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