Most of us will come across people who are drinking too much in social situations. And to be fair, who hasn’t — from time to time — had one (or three) too many drinks at their own birthday party? The summer season is nearly upon us. It’s time for holiday celebrations and barbecues at which keeping the wine and beer flowing is part of being hospitable.
For some of us, however, this season highlights a much more commonplace and personal issue because our close relationships are already overshadowed by the specter of problem drinking. We view celebrations with growing dread as they provide our problem drinker with what they consider to be a legitimate excuse for excess.
The following is a quick guide to managing drunken behavior wisely and minimizing its destructive impact. If you are out at a soRead More How To Cope With An Alcoholic Partner — And Save Your Relationship