Hi all, I am new to this support group. I'm frustrated with my husband's drinking. We have been married for 18 years, and have had disagreements regarding it, off and on during this time. He doesn't get crazy drunk or anything like that, but he certainly has a need for his beer. Drinking at least 2 a day during the work week, and on the weekends, easy 4- 6 beers a night (Fri/sat). I would say he is a functional alcoholic. There is definitely a family history, as well as there is history in my family as well (my sister and dad- both recovered alcoholics). I don't mean to ramble, I'm just trying to make some sort of peace with my husband's drinking. I'm too tired to argue about it anymore. I'm tired of being portrayed as the bitchy wife if I complain about his drinking. Any helpful words of advice; Also, he is really a great husband in most other ways.