Dating an alcoholic
After the party, a group of us walked back to his house.
It’s certainly your right to mention your concern to him or ask him directly if he thinks he might have a problem, but whatever he says doesn’t mean much when your instinct — the most powerful self-protective mechanism you have — tells you there’s a problem.
Picture it: You’re sitting across from your date at dinner, looking forward to all that the rest of the evening has to offer — and then he orders another drink. You cringe slightly as he starts getting a little louder and more playful.
A quick word to the wise: Watch out for the inevitable date who’s an alcoholic.
Most importantly, watch how he responds to the fact that you’ve declined. Early in the dating process, it’s good to tell him your views on alcohol and drugs.
If you’re not a big drinker and don’t want to be with a big drinker, tell him from the start in a nice, gentle way.
Bottom line: The ugly truth is that alcoholism and drinking issues wreck a lot of romantic relationships.