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Old 06-17-2011, 10:57 AM   #9 (permalink)
julia71
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Default Re: alcoholic husband

Many alcoholics give the lip service "I know I have a problem" but then won't get treatment. Sometimes, though rarely, you'll hear an alcoholic say "I know I'm an alcoholic" and then still don't get help. Basically this is the alcoholic using manipulation. He knows it's what you want to hear - but he doesn't really BELIEVE it. Like others have said - he hasn't hit his bottom yet. He WILL continue to get worse until he hits that bottom - IF he hits it. Unfortuantely sweetie, for some alcholics their bottom is death.

You have to ask yourself - are you willing to stick around while he gets worse, and expose your young child to this behaviour, until he hits his bottom (whatever that may be)?

I say you should leave. Tell him it's over unless he gets immediate help and quits completely.
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