Anyone have family or friends who are not that excited about your sobriety. I got in the biggest fight with my wife because I didn't feel comfortable going out with family and friends for pizza (I'm newly vegan) and beer (I just stopped drinking). I'm still very uncomfortable in social situations where everyone else is doing as they please while I'm trying to abstain. And although I look forward to being comfortable in these situations one day, I had just spent the previous day doing the same at brunch with everyone, and it was pure torture. I felt I'd put myself through enough for one weekend. Bottom line is wife really flew off the handle. She would not leave it alone, and insisted I go. She started calling me weak, and even got my daughter on the phone to try and shame me into going. I put my foot down and told her to get lost, and shelater apoligized for losing her mind. Unfortunately, becoming vegan and quitting the alcohol all in the same couple month has really screwed up our social lives as a couple, and I think this is just the beginning. Have any of you gone through this type of situation? And were eventually able to easily rejoin these social situations, with the same drinking friends and family members?
So I'm a new member, and I'm an alcoholic. A functioning alcoholic, but an alcoholic none the less. I decided I wanted to get help, and I'm now working on trying to get sober. I hope you can give me tips or something, I don't exactly know if I'll be able to stop just because I want to.
I've been married for almost 15 years & have 3 children between the ages of 13 & 9. My husband is a functioning alcoholic. After pleading with him time after time to stop/slow down his drinking I was finally fed up & made him move out. He was never an abusive or angry drunk. Sometimes he would lose his filter & say mean/inappropriate things to my kids & I. So I'd say borderline verbally abusive....