Quit Begging Your Alcoholic Spouse to Stop Drinking Alcohol
Posted Apr 18 2010 10:19am
Are you experiencing the nightmare of living with an alcoholic spouse? Do you beg or plead with your alcoholic husband or alcoholic wife to stop drinking alcohol? Does your alcoholic spouse “cave in” under pressure and promise to quit drinking only to have an alcohol relapse within a few days or a few weeks?
Why is your alcoholic spouse breaking a promise to you that is more important to you than anything in your life right now? Here are 5 typical reasons why eliciting a promise to stop drinking alcohol fails EVERY time:
Your alcoholic husband or alcoholic wife is experiencing alcohol withdrawal symptoms because his/her brain has become alcohol dependent. Drinking alcohol relieves these symptoms.
Your alcoholic spouse has strong alcohol cravings. These alcohol cravings produce a strong primal drive to drink more alcohol.
He/she may have started drinking in the first place to avoid facing problems such sexual trauma as a child, an inability to face adult responsibilities, job pressures etc.
Your alcoholic spouse may be self-medicating anxiety or depression.
Your alcoholic spouse has not been making the life style changes that have to necessary to maintain sobriety such as being surrounded by sober friends in AA, doing the 12 steps with a sponsor in AA, seeing a psychiatrist and/or therapist, and learning coping skills to manage stress and not internalize feelings.
Quit begging your spouse to quit drinking alcohol. This approach never works. If you want additional help turning your marriage around, click here to register for my free report on, “The 5 Most Effective Ways To Turn Your Marriage Around To Your Alcoholic Spouse. It may save your family’s life. The information in this report gives you very simple strategies that could very well save your marriage.