But we do not live in an ideal world and many people fall for alcoholics.It can be very hard, especially at the beginning of a relationship,to leave someone you really care for, even love because he/she has a drinking problem.Obvious they may be, but they can never be overemphasized.Be it a teen alcoholic, partner, parent or grandparent - life does not run smoothly with an alcohol dependent.You start to wonder whether your date has a drinking problem or worse, is an alcoholic. It is better to know before you get too involved, whether your prospective partner is drink dependent. If you think that you may be dating an alcoholic then there are certain signs that you can look for in their behavior. Yes, in an ideal world you would say thank you but no thank you.These signs do not necessarily mean your dating an alcoholic but they are indicators that he/she most definitely has a problem with drinking and may well be alcohol dependent. Getting involved with an alcoholic will always end in tears.Alcoholism: This word probably makes you feel uncomfortable, right?I grew up without talking about this disease, and didn’t realize its severity until someone I loved suffered.
After four and half pages of undeniable facts, I realized that there was no longer any question of whether or not I could stay with him. When you live with an addict, you are never quite certain about reality. By writing down the facts as they happened, he could not come back to me later with his own version of the truth.
Because the alcoholic already has a date and his or her name is alcohol.
And, unfortunately for you, alcohol is THE ONE AND ONLY for the alcoholic. Alcohol will always be the priority of the active alcoholic.
Sports memorabilia scattered the walls and piles of dirty laundry littered his bedroom floor. I asked him to play me a song and he started strumming his favorite Pearl Jam intro. He had me, 21-year-old girl, absolutely fooled, head-over-heels in love.
With a gleam in his deep, brown eyes and a smirk on his face, he stared at me and started singing. Although I learned that summer that he had a problem with alcohol, I chose to stay with him off and on for three years — three years that ultimately changed my perception of relationships.