My husband is back drinking for the past 3 weeks. So I need to heed some of my own ‘great’ advice on how to live with an alcoholic! It’s very easy to preach when they are sober about what to do in hindsight but the practical is always more difficult! I got my Al Anon book out last night called Courage to Change and dipped into it. If you don’t have a copy get one – it can offer words of advice in the darkest of hours. My husband gets severly depressed when he drinks – this time is worse than ever. Every day I am dealing with suicide threats. He took an overdose last week when I went to stay with family with the kids. He has a shotgun which doesn’t help – I hide it and then he kicks up a storm about me controlling him. So I read my book and talked to support and really I have to realise ‘I cannot change other people places or things’ and I have to stop trying to control situations. So I am no no longer hiding the shotgun, I am no longer pleading with him not to do it. My barrier has gone up which isn’t a good thing but it is 8am and he is already staggering. He says it is up to him to give up drink and he is right, there is no point in me searching the hide spots and throwing out drink, he is an adult and if he chooses to drink then that is his choice.