For women with alcoholic husbands
 
Are you worried about him? Are you worried about your relationship? Your Children? Yourself?
 
If you are a woman and your husband or boyfriend's drinking is starting to bother you and interfere with your life, Living with a Functioning Alcoholic – A Woman's Survival Guide will help you get your life back.
 

Living with a Functioning Alcoholic – A Woman's Survival Guide is the product of years of experience in professionally working with women in alcoholic relationships and with the alcoholics themselves. And everything I say is seasoned with the personal experience of damaging my own marriage when I was an alcoholic, and later suffering the feelings of helplessness and the pain of living with drug- and alcohol-addicted adult children.

 
 

Living with a Functioning Alcoholic is your plain-English survival guide, if any one of the following applies to you:

  • You are in a fog about just what alcoholism is. You want some clarity to help you make a decision about staying...or leaving. You don't need more jargon or clichés.
  • You need practical strategies for shedding that stuck feeling, while helping your partner at the same time. You want your life back. You know deep down you deserve better. And what you have tried so far hasn't worked.
  • You want and need practical guidance on what not to do, because you can't get your mind off the disturbing thought you may be making things worse. You feel shame when he blames you for his drinking.
  • You want to know what options are available to help him recover from his alcoholism when he is ready.
 
If any of these apply to you, or if you think you are heading that way, this 200-page book is your practical guide to relationship survival, or to your individual survival if your relationship has unraveled beyond hope. It is your first step in regaining your life.
 
Living with a Functioning Alcoholic – A Woman's Survival Guide is divided into five sections.
Part One: Introduction
Part one briefly describes why the book is written specifically for women. The message is hope. I share some of my personal background in Chapter 3.
Part Two: Facts and Myths about Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse.
In Part 2 you will gain a basic understanding of the signs and symptoms of alcohol abuse and alcoholism, the meaning of "functioning alcoholism" and the causes of alcoholism. You will be better able to spot the myths and half truths that are so abundant when it comes to addiction. Some you will be surprised at. You will finish with a lot more clarity about his drinking.
Part Three: The Repercussions of Alcohol Abuse.
Part 3 shifts the focus from his alcoholism to the effects on you. Have you become codependent? Part 3 has a chapter on the risks that develop when alcoholism and employment are mixed. It ends with a chapter on the adult child of an alcoholic parent.
Part Four: A Practical Approach to Living with and Helping Your Functioning Alcoholic Partner.
Part 4 is your road map to deal with the chaos. You will learn what not to do as well as what to do to make things better. Some of the recommendations are what to do for him. More are about you and your own self care as you work towards getting your life back. There is a chapter on getting help. There is guidance on knowing when and how to end the relationship, if it has come to that. Part 4 ends with a chapter on helping an alcoholic parent or adult child.
Part Five: Rehab Possibilities for the Functioning Alcoholic
Part 5 is your road map through the maze of rehab options and treatment philosophies you will face, if and when he admits he has a problem and needs help. You need to be well prepared for that day. If you have read this far, you should be clear about whether the information and advice in this guide apply to you and your circumstances. If yes, then take action: Buy and read Living with a Functioning Alcoholic – A Woman's Survival Guide. I know it will be an important step in your moving towards a better life.
 

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You have my very best wishes on your journey.

 

Neill

 

PS: A guide, any guide, no matter how helpful, should not be treated as a substitute for professional help if needed. As I said above,"Living with a Functioning Alcoholic – A Woman's Survival Guide is the product of years of experience in professionally working with women in alcoholic relationships and with the alcoholics themselves. And everything I say is seasoned with the personal experience of damaging my own marriage when I was an alcoholic, and later suffering the feelings of helplessness and the pain of living with drug- and alcohol-addicted adult children."

However, if you need professional therapy, counseling or legal advice, get it. That should be your priority. But be informed as you get the help you need. Call me if you need to.

Dr. Neill Neill, PhD Psychology #1112, Qualicum Beach, BC Canada (250)752-8684