We are living with my father in law who is an alcoholic. He is not a violent alcoholic. He is depressed. He has been drinking since my fiance was a child. Prior to our son being born we told him that he would not be allowed to hold him if he had been drinking. Now you would think that instead of coming home from work and pouring that glass of wine right away he would go sit with his grandson for a few minutes. NOPE. Since he was born he has only held him a handful of times. I have never had to deal with an alcoholic before. I understand that it is a disease. It kills me to know that my parents (who live on the other side of the country) would give anything to be able to hold their grandson. THis is creating a stress on my relationship with my fiance. It was suggested that I go to a al-anon family meeting. Has anyone gone to one of these before? Do they help?
Answer by manna1qd at 6:37 PM on Nov. 4, 2008
Answer by HeartsNRoses at 4:44 PM on Nov. 4, 2008