My husband says that his alcoholism is his problem and not mine until it affects our budget. How should I deal with it??

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Last Updated: 14/10/2020 at 04:19PM

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Oct 12th, 2020 10:53PM

Aditi Ganguly

Thank you for connecting to Rich Psych. I think you can connect with some counsellor so that you can understand how to address this problem. If possible try if you both can meet a counsellor who can enhance his motivation to reduce the alcohol intake. Maybe later he can get confidence to give up taking alcohol. For time being you can ask him to find the amount of money he is spending in a month and yearly. You can also perhaps ask what he could have done with the money had he not spent it on alcohol. If possible, you can try couple counselling.
Oct 14th, 2020 04:19PM

Alka Ranjan

Alcoholism is an addiction and this behavior is going to affect the relationship. Addiction is a behavior that will affect the interpersonal behavior of the couple. Also, it will reduce his energy level. And this can be de-motivating for both of you. You can try explaining to him in this way. Also, you can consider the couple counseling to resolve the issue.