“Live a full life of your own.”
“Make sure you live a life of your own that does not depend on the undependable person.”
“Carry on with your life after you’ve let the alcoholic know you aren’t babysitting anymore.”
“Let them go, and focus on your own health and peace of mind.”
These comments from masters underline the importance of taking care of yourself despite the problems with the drinker.
Often, however, in an attempt to hide a family member’s alcohol abuse from others, spouses withdraw and isolate themselves from friends and other family members.
Taking care of yourself might mean signing up for a class in the evenings, getting together with buddies from the past, or going away by yourself for a weekend.