Our expert says:
It's nonsense that wives and girlfriends of addicts don't drink, I've never heard of such twaddle. You should advise him to discuss this with his sponsor, as something else is at play here.
He might be experiencing strong cravings, or he is looking for an excuse to start a fight and then go and use.
Is he working the programme? Is he attending meetings? Does he see his sponsor regularly? if not, he is in trouble.
I would suggest that you speak to someone in Alanon. In fact, I urge you to speak to a member of Alanon and get their opinion as well.
You can Google them for a meeting near you. In the meantime, don't let him hold you hostage. Addicts think the whole world revolve around them. Please!
If you can't drink in front of him, meet your friends privately and enjoy your glass or two. Just don't start a fight until you've spoken to an Alonon member.
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