This journey has been difficult, as I am sure it has been for all of you as well. Last night, I got home from a 12 hour work day to find my boyfriend’s mother sitting on my couch watching tv and drinking wine. She just came and let herself on in and got comfy. Brought a box of wine over with her too. The thing of it is, her husband died unexpectedly less than a month ago. So she’s grieving big time. Needless to say, she stressed me out, so I had A drink with her (1). I’ve reset my counter AGAIN.
My question to everyone here is, what do you do when you have such a severe urge to drink and you’re angry/super stressed out? In the moment, it feels like there is no stopping it. How do I stop it? Because I know this is going to happen again, she will probably be around a lot. And I’m not about to tell a grieving wife to leave. I need to find a way to stay strong.