My husband has struggled with many addictions over his life time and the worst has been cocaine. After going to rehab for that addiction over 3 years ago he’s now doing pretty great. He still drinks alcohol, though he didn’t for the first year after rehab. And not all the time but when he does he definitely has the tendency to drink a lot more than I do.
I went from a huge college partier / drinker and early career in advertising drinker to now barely having more than 1 or max 2 glasses. And sort of avoiding party situations.
Anyway, I took the subway with an AA frequenter last week and she looked at me like I was nuts when I said my husband still drinks. She made it seem like it was not possible to have struggled with addiction and to then be able to drink anything and be ok.
It really got in my head. So I’m interested in if anyone is in a similar situation to me with my husband and his usage now. OR if anyone has experienced this kind of judgement feeling. I know she meant to be kind, but it really felt pretty harsh and put a lot of things into question. Like - am I needing to intervene seriously and coach my husband towards sobriety? UGh. I’ve done that once and that is a painful process
Sharing love and light after that egh! x