Hubby's drinking originally revolved around depression - then it became a viscous circle where he drank because he was depressed then became depressed because he drank. I'm sure it's all too familiar to most of you.
Re the wheatgrass Jonnie - the fresh stuff is always better but you'll still get good benefits from adding the powder to juices and smoothies.
Believe me EDI he is - has been for the last 30 yrs. He's been through the stuff you spoke of earlier. He tries not to drink at all but can't manage it for more than a few weeks and it always creeps back up. He really has made this choice - he's the sort of alchie who just has to have some drink - it doesn't have to be loads but he can't do without it.
My new jacket just arrived, it doesn't say it's paclite. It's a Vapour Storm, the label said it's goretex. Is paclite the name or the material they use. I know it's good stuff as I've heard people talk about it but just assumed it was the model name.
Been for a run this morning, not sure exactly how far. I'd planned 4 miles max but took the wrong track in the woods and ended up somewhere different than planned. The garmin wouldn't pick up the satellite for ages, so I did over a mile maybe more before it started. It was nice to be out in the sunshine
EDI, I know theres no way I can control his drinking but I can control what I will put up with. He knows that I won't accept him being properly bolloxed every day - he would have to leave. I can cope with a couple of pints after work but no more - if he started drinking at home again he'd be gone before he could slur kronenburg! He knows I don't like it at all but I accept I can't make him stop. It's up to him to decide what's more important to him - I've laid my cards on the table and he knows how I feel and where that line is, if he crosses it then it's over.
Typical - I finally post on here after months of no posting and my posts disappear!
EDI, Jonnie and everyone else who's been to that dark place and come through it - you have my utmost respect. It's never been a problem for me personally but I have and to an extent still do see my husband going down that path and have to try to prevent it happening. He still drinks daily, a couple of pints almost every night after work. Makes me really upset that he would rather go to the pub than come home
Anyway, I refuse to let it get to me - I do all the things I want to do and he misses out.
My foster daughter is excluded from school today so I'm making her follow her timetable. She has a double p.e. session after lunch, I don't have a badminton court so guess who's riding her bike next to me on a nice run - minimum 3 miles.......