I hope with all of my heart that this is temporary, but he does NOT want to stop drinking. He insists that separating is the last thing he wants to do, but still won't entertain the idea of AA or sobriety.
So, I did what everyone has insisted I needed to do for years now and kicked him out. He's living with his brother now (who also just went through a divorce, so I'm sure the two of them are having a great time bonding over their hatred for women right now), and I told m he isn't allowed back until he has proven he's making steps to recover. No more of this "I'll cut back to only two beers a night" bull shit; I need proof. I want to see that he's been going, I want to hear from his brother that he's detoxing, and I want to know that he's committed and won't just go back to it once I let him back.
God, I hope this is temporary. It's so hard and confusing for our girls (4 and 6) and I don't know what to tell them. Not to mention scary as shit for me.
Damn, this sucks.