Living around excessive use of alcohol

by Rod Smith

The Mercury, Monday

Living around the excessive use of alcohol…..

Every relationships feels temporary and threatened, if things are going poorly, or things are going well – it makes little or no difference since both conditions can switch in a heartbeat

All important relationships dwell under a cloud of anxiety, an ever-present sense that things are about to fall apart, a nagging thought that anything you do or may miss doing will jeopardize and begin the beginning of the end.

Any expressed conflict, even the slightest disagreements, feel like the relationship will fold or unravel.

Everything is a trade; nothing is as it seems or as it may appear. You have to look behind and beyond and beside all requests, all demands, and all pleas in order to see what it is that a person (any person) may REALLY want.

All love is to be held in suspicion and there is no such thing as unconditional love – there is always a price to pay.

Even if you are repeatedly told that an issue, any issue, like causing someone to be drunk or trying to get someone to be sober, or feeling responsible for the lack of money in the house, or being the cause of the conflict in the house, is not your responsibility, or yours to monitor or to fix, or that it is not your fault, you nonetheless feel the pressure of all of it upon your shoulders.

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