If you cross paths with someone who has an alcohol problem, the question then becomes, what will you do with that information?As you meet and — let’s be honest — interview various dates en route to finding your long-term partner, you need to know how to spot someone who uses alcohol in an unhealthy way.
He convinced me I was special and different and I was so desperate to get out of my house, that I shacked up with him and his mother in a two-bedroom apartment in Canoga Park.
There’s a merry-go-round quality about the systems and functions and habits that occur in an alcoholic home.
Soon enough, that merry-go-round becomes a hamster wheel and even after you’ve grown up and moved out, you still run races you’ll never win.
For example, having a couple glasses of wine at dinner is probably no big deal, but a third and a fourth? It’s natural to have a drink or two to stave off the inevitable anxiety that comes with date night, but anything more than that tells you that this is someone who relies on alcohol to a fairly extreme degree.
In such cases, he uses alcohol to balance his mood, feel happy, and relax.