Question by  glmill (1)

How can I talk to my husband who is in denial about his alcoholism?

Want to have a discussion with him, I can't handle it anymore, but scared to leave, have been married 45 years. Financially hard to leave and still love him, What could I ask him to try and resolve things? Please help. He his in denial.


Answer by  Marsha (2337)

Thsi will be hard as long as he is in denial. But try to hit him with something that will really pull at his heartstrings. Show him old home videos or photo albums. Insist that you will always support him. Make it clear that you will attend support groups too. Try to get rid of all the alcohol.


Answer by  CarolynOsborne (2804)

Call a local alcohol rehab center and see if they will help you to arrange an intervention. An intervention consists of family and friends telling the alcoholic how his drinking has affected them. It's a surprise session for the alcoholic. Also, look into joining Al-Anon for yourself because other spouses of alcoholics can help you deal with him.


Answer by  worker76 (773)

that's difficult becuase I don't know the dynamic of your marriage but i would recommend making a nice dinner and sitting down for a nice talk. Tell him that you're concerned about his health. Tell him you're not happy anymore becuase of his drinking. If he loves you he'll stop


Answer by  John (9008)

Before you can help your husband, you must help yourself. Al-anon is a support group for people who have loved ones who are suffering from alcoholism. You can find a local chapter in the phone book or on the internet. They can help you get ready to help him. Once you are ready, be ready to be firm.


Answer by  dr84bhl (2789)

Only your husband can help himself, it obviously does not affect his health drinking because it would scare him and that would get him to stop. Is he bruising easily that`s a sign of liver problems. Is he bored sometimes drinking helps relief the boredom. Maybe changing your routine might help.


Answer by  Anonymous

I don't know what to do. My husband has liver problems, high blood pressure and low blood sugar. I have argued and left for a couple of days he would stop for awhile but nothing works. I will be going out of town couple days and he will drink. help!

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