Should I Leave My Alcoholic Husband?

May 2, 2012  |  


If you’re at the end of your rope with an alcoholic husband, you’ve come to the right place. In this video, Author, Psychologist and YourTango Expert Dr. Jack Singer answers the question: My husband has a serious drinking problem and it seems to be deteriorating. Is there anything I can do about that, or should I just plan on leaving him?

“The first step is to see if he admits he has a difficult time with alcohol and he’s willing to get help,” says Dr. Jack. “If the answer is ‘no,’ if he’s denying it or finding excuses, you need to get out of the relationship.” After all, the likelihood of recovery for an alcoholic in denial is awfully slim. On the other hand, if he can admit he has a problem and is willing to work on it, your marriage may still be saved.

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  • Nitty

    Do u

  • L-Boogie

    Do not date alcoholics.  Not cool.  Have too much drama.  Do not marry one either.  

  • Amija James

    My last boyfriend was an alcoholic.  Never again.  If your man or woman is an alcoholic, you can’t be with them until they stop drinking.  I had to learn the hard way.

  • Annelli

    Well, my first thought would be to say YES, leave him, in addition every situation is different. I was in a relationship with a man who had a drinking problem…I don’t know if it progressed to him becoming an alcoholic though—he was a horrible boyfriend..lies, cheating, disrespect—-I left him after two years of foolishness.

  • IllyPhilly

    It’s on you. 

  • annie

    Yes. He dysfunctional all around. I couldn’t date much less marry an alcoholic.