Ask Allison: I get upset because my husband drinks, but I keep quiet for the sake of the kids. Is this really the right thing to do?

Question: My husband drinks a lot — maybe about a bottle of wine a night, more on weekends, and I’m pretty happy with that because it doesn’t affect my life too much. I don’t drink alcohol myself – probably because of how much he drinks. We have four kids – teenagers now, so someone has to be around when they’re young. The thing is, it’s a huge barrier to our intimacy. I love him but I hate alcohol, if you understand me. I felt like alcohol was always coming in front of me and I was upset that he hadn’t even considered giving up alcohol to be closer to me. So I don’t feel like getting close.

I drank more over Christmas, which is predictable, and we don’t argue about it because I haven’t said anything yet – which I usually do, because when I say something often ends up in the holiest rows. I have suppressed my true feelings for the sake of peace, mainly so that my children can grow up in a peaceful home. But is this the right thing to do? Keeping the peace for the sake of the children? Or should I start thinking about myself?

https://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/health-features/ask-allison-i-resent-my-husbands-drinking-but-i-stay-quiet-for-the-sake-of-the-kids-is-this-really-the-right-thing-to-do-42243521.html Ask Allison: I get upset because my husband drinks, but I keep quiet for the sake of the kids. Is this really the right thing to do?

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