My Husband Is An Alcoholic
I have been married for 17 yrs to a man who has literally changed before my eyes. Alcoholism, I am learning, is a progressive disease. He was nice when we were dating but he has a dark side that he hid well from me. He is mean and neglectful. The alcohol makes everything worse, but the core of who he is is damaged whether he is drinking or not. I have been sitting on the fence about leaving him for 10 yrs. We have many children together and it will be very tough, if not impossible to make it financially on my own but I really want to try. The alcoholism, the punishments, the neglectfulness, the silent treatment for months at a time, has taken its toll. I am curious if other women out there suffer from neglect more than anything with an alcoholic husband. His best friend is Jack, as in Jack Daniels, and he refuses to give up Jack, although he will "control" his drinking by not gettting falling down drunk anymore. His punishment of choice is the silent treatment, and he spends all his free time in the garage watching **** and nursing his bottle of Jack.