Relationship Question

My girlfriend is is drinking in excess

Dear Rose, I think my GF is drinking in excess. She thinks I’m a killjoy, but I’m worried she won’t listen to me. Lee-Anne
Rose Pappalardo  |  Dear Rose

Dear Lee-AnneIt’s a hard truth, but no one ever seeks help or will listen until they are ready. Addiction, whether it is alcohol, sex, drugs or even food, is often a coping mechanism for emotions that someone is unable to process or doesn’t know how to process.

You might want to consider how her drinking impacts your life. Knowing more about this issue is key to helping you work out how to move forward. Speak to your GP or a counsellor; they can provide some guidance for you.

Armed with the information, my advice is to have a gentle talk with your GF. Remember, whatever direction the relationship moves is supportive  of her journey. It’s a hard road to travel, looking at addictive behaviours and managing them.


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