Today is Sunday which should mean quality family time . However, if you are married to an alcoholic spouse, Sunday often translates to hangover time. It’s you by your lonesome or you with your children- no partner actively participating in the family. You feel resentful and lonely living with your alcoholic husband or alcoholic wife. There is nothing lonelier than living with someone who ignores you.
Here are 3 tips to have a better Sunday even if you are living with an alcoholic:
1. Enjoy nature today. Take your kids on a hike or a walk. If you are outside with one of your children’s sports activities, take time to look at the sky, the trees, any flowers that might be blooming. Reconnect for a moment with nature.
2. Concentrate on one of your good and positive relationships. (Do not dwell on your alcoholic spouse). This may be with one of your kids, a relative, your best friend, someone from work you have gotten close with. Call that person today.
3. Get in the mindset that YOU will make this a good day. Make it a goal today to NOT let your alcoholic husband or alcoholic spouse ruin your day, AGAIN.
Detaching from an alcoholic spouse is what Al-Anon can help with. I am not sure “detaching” is the right approach. I think concentrating and building on the positives in your life is the most empowering strategy to turn things around.
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