WOW!! I was expecting to be honest everyone to think my son unreasonable and me the good dood for giving up the alcohol
Women should drink no more than 14 units of alcohol per week, no more than three units in any one day, and have at least two alcohol-free days a week.
Im not picking on you Alison you know I love you to bits
Thanks I am genuinely touched
This is a tricky one. You asked for our opinion on your son's attitude, but I would be more worried about your attitude to alcohol. For the simple reason I was border-line alcoholic a few years ago, and it ruined at least one relationship (with my husband at the time) and made several others, with family and friends, very difficult.
I'm not being pious, but sometimes it pays to ask yourself why you need the drink, just be sure you're not using it as a crutch, or a way of avoiding having to face other things in your life, which I am SURE you are not, but I know I was and it makes me nervous for others...
For what it's worth, a friend's ultimatum saved me, it took a while, but it's lovely to be the real me now and not constantly running away or masking stuff with alcohol...
My psychiatrist and doctor both said I was not dependant on alcohol but was drinking way in excess of ordinary levels but my son considered me an alcoholic. I did nearly ruin my family but my husband stuck with me through thick and thin. I love him so much more for that.
I doubt that anybody's outlook on alcohol consumption can be typified by their age. It's more likely to be influenced by friends and family imo.
Personally (aged 36), I think a beer or glass of wine every night with dinner is normal. Wife and I might have a second drink if we watch a film. I probably haven't 'got drunk' since my wedding day, just over a year ago.
My parents treat alcohol similarly, they also drink nightly and are both really healthy for their ages.
My wife's parents on the other hand, poke fun at my love of beer by sending me 'beer-monster'-type birthday and Christmas cards. They barely ever drink, mostly because they're not healthy enough to take it.
Beer (proper, handmade stuff) goes with good bicycles like hand in glove, imo. The renaissance of both appears to be somewhat in-sync.
There's no ideal solution for everyone, nor should anybody expect there to be. As the manufacturers say, 'Please drink responsibly'.
y son I bolive drank that much as as a recent qualifier to the Royal Marines he was expected to pay for the alcohol in his first week so he sapent £100 a day for 7 days. he says he stays sober for the month now and binges once a month.
I don't think his alcohol is due to me but what he suffered will have left it's mark I spent 4.5 months in hospital and he did have to be a man of the house with his dad for that time when he should have been 15.
But in the end I think from so much each week to be down to 6 bottles is an achievement. Maybe I should be a bit more understanding but should I not be commended for getting to a place where 6 beers a week is the max I have.
Just shows I have a long way to go
Thanks for the comments and honesty I have really taken it on board
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