Advice about dating an alcoholic
Al-Anon / Alateen Al-Anon has one purpose: to help families of alcoholics.
I leave this post here, originally written in 2007, because of the thousands of visitors who come to this site every month seeking help as the spouse of an alcoholic.
After I answered her I kept thinking about her situation and how similar it sounded to what I have heard so many times before.
Because coconut water has an electrolyte balance similar to blood, during World War II it sometimes substituted for intravenous plasma.Mary (alias) recently took the Alcoholism Test and then emailed me.(She didn’t leave a public comment because she wanted her communication to be confidential.) Although a few details are changed or omitted to protect Mary’s privacy, she began with “I was researching functional alcoholism and came across your site.So I prepared a more complete answer to all you “Marys” and “Pauls” out there who are suffering relationship problems in the presence of alcohol abuse. I go into much more detail in my book, Living with a Functioning Alcoholic – A woman’s Survival Guide.Relationships are the heart and soul of our society.