So I've been told
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|Fri, 10-26-2007 - 5:35pm|
I know there is nothing I can do about my dh's drinking (or smoking for that matter). But that just frustrates me. We have been through a lot together, we are both in our 50's, married to each other for over 30 years. Our only daughter is away at college, and it doesn't look like she will ever be back.
DH says he is burnt out and his job is killing him. He turns to me for life advise but since I feel pretty crappy myself I can't be of much help. He won't see a psychologist or try to get outside help in any form. I can't just leave him, I have never really worked, and I don't have any friends. I try to keep a positive attitude, but I'm getting tired of hearing him gripe. My dad was an alcoholic, so maybe I'm just being too sensitive about his drinking. He drinks LOTS every night, but always manages to go to work everyday. His health is starting to fail, part of the reason for that is his heavy smoking. I've told him over and over to at least look for something else, but he won't listen. I feel pretty hopeless, just sitting here watching his health deteriorate. And when he drops dead, I'll be all alone.