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