Those of us who live or have lived with active alcoholics or addicts find that we have been deeply affected by the experience. Many times, the frustration and stress that we feel can be caused by our own actions and choices. By adjusting our approach and our attitude toward the problem, some of us found that we can place it in a difference perspective so that it no longer dominates our thoughts and our lives. Here are 10 things that you can stop doing that may help relieve the pressure.
1 Blaming Yourself
It’s typical for alcoholics to try to blame their drinking on circumstances or others around them, including those who are closest to them. It’s usual to hear an alcoholic say, “The only reason I drink is because you…” Don’t buy into it. If your loved one is truly an alcoholic, they are going to drink no matter what you do or say. It’s not your fault. They have become dependent on alcohol, and nothing is going to get between them and their drug of choice.