05-19-2012, 07:02 PM
Join Date: May 2012
| | ADVICE- I don't feel comfortable around husband's family!!
Hi, I am looking for advice..My husband and I have only been married for a short time and I have only recently met his family. He has very close and large family that gets together often. Most of them drink, while I'm a recovering alcoholic. I simply feel uncomfortable around drinking period, especially if is in excess. Also I feel excluded from conversations and stay off to the side. My husband understands how I feel about not being around alcohol, however I feel like I am letting him down because I can't help but feeling uncomfortable. Another issue is he has grown children, one of which has been negative about our marriage period. I don't want to be around someone who has said bad things about our relationship. I'm beginning to think my marriage won't work out because of these issues I have explained. I definitely don't look forward to holidays...my family lives in another state, so we do not see each other often. I hate feeling this way, dreading seeing them. Any advice?? Thank you.