Drinking and marriage/relationships


Brooke,

Can’t even begin to tell you how much I appreciate you and am fascinated by everything that you are teaching. I would be interested in learning more about how to coach ourselves around our spouses who are still drinking and other friendships as well. You were talking about how you can be around people until they get so drunk that there is a disconnect and it is no longer and enjoyable evening and then you leave. I have been battling the role of alcohol in my life for around 4 years now. During the early days of dealing with it, I placed A LOT of judgment on my husband and his drinking while I was doing the same thing! I have since stopped doing that, but I cannot help it, I get annoyed when he is drinking and I am not. And as he starts to show the effects of alcohol(which is just being chattier – my husband is a very fun and pleasant person!) I get annoyed. I know that I cannot change other people and I can only control myself. I would love to learn what I can do about my thoughts in these situations.