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Am I an enabler to an alcoholic?
Asked: 2017-11-29 08:39:44
My boyfirends drinking gets out of hand at least 3 times a week. I told him his drinking would force me to move out, but he keeps doing it and I haven't left.
Answered: 2017-11-30 06:01:42
You need to follow through on what you say. If you keep backing down and being untrue to yourself he will see that and know that his behavior doesn’t actually need to change, because after all… "you haven't left yet and probably aren’t going to."
Answered: 2017-11-29 12:56:47
Significant others are normally the most common types of enablers in someone's life who is addicted to drugs or alcohol.. Alanon is always an option.
Answered: 2018-11-01 14:58:45
If you feel that his drinking is getting out of hand and you've already confronted him about this, then it is time to do something. Not for him, mind you but for yourself. You aren't responsible for what he does or doesn't do. Enabling is common with significant others. Try going to Al-anon for support.
Dr. Carter (Guest User)
Answered: 2019-01-02 21:52:27