Our expert says:
He does sound as thouh he has a very significant drinking problem, which needs treatment, and he should be persuaded to see a good local shrink for assessment and specific advice. There are varieties of alcoholism in which the person drinks excessively, njot all the time, but in bouts. And it's just as serious as any other variety.
Don't blame yourself for not having recognized the problem before marriage --- that was hardly something you'd think of then --- buit concentrate on sorting things out now. Have you explained to him, when he is sober, how much this disturbs you, and why you have good reasons for concern ? What is his real attitude --- does he see it as no possible problem ? Or does he recognize that it is indeed troublesome and worth changing ? Have you told him what your child said about the risks of his drunk driving ?
Getting seriously and irresponsibly drunk is NOT simply having some innocent relief or relaxation.
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