Dating after alcoholism
By the time I got home, he was in his usual spot on the couch, out cold.
I bought alcohol-free mouthwash, and stopped cooking with vodka sauce or wine. until the next morning, just as he had before I was aware of his drinking.
As he left, I drove behind him and called him so that I could ask him to pull over.
He refused for about a mile, and then finally gave in.
As our relationship progressed, people around us felt more comfortable asking me why his eyes always seemed glazed over, and why he often told the same story twice. How did he break his ankle just by walking down the stairs?
When I would repeat those questions to him, he’d shrug his shoulders and say, “That’s just the way I am.”One night, while we were watching a movie in his bed, I found an empty pint-sized bottle of vodka in with his sheets.
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My brother and I had to carry him out to the car to put him in the backseat, where he slept for the remainder of the party while we continued to work. He was a liar; that’s not what I had signed up for.