my husband and I have been married for 18 years. I knew him for two weeks before he moved away. we stayed in touch for a little while then he stopped writing. then one night he called and a week later my dad took the family to texas and we picked him up and three days later I was married because my father wanted me to marry him...
little did I know that my husband was a recovering alcoholic. he drank for the first 7 years of our marriage.he was in and out of jail and he beat me often. we had two daughters that are 17 and 15 now...he stopped drinking about 10 years ago and things were pretty good. now he is back to drinking again and even thought I told him that I didn't want him to drink he does anyway. he even went as far as to tell me that his drinking is my fault because I refuse to go to church with him...our daughters have also tried to tell him how they feel about his drinking and begged him to stop but he doesn't care about anything but his alcohol..he doesn't beat me anymore but he is still very mentally abusive... should I leave him? or am I being to dramatic?
Notice: Psych Central Answers shut down to new questions on January 11, 2013.
Looking for a place to ask your question? Sign up today for our community (you'll need a separate account than the one you use here), and ask away!
Ask and answer questions about mental health and relationship issues in a safe & supportive environment. If you ask a question, you will have to answer someone else's first, in order to give back to others here.