When your partner drinks

Relationships are difficult whether you are drinking or not, and even more so when your partner drinks and you’re trying not to. Your changing relationship with alcohol may challenge those closest to you, or even expose how much of the time you spend with intimate partners is alcohol fuelled. Dealing with this rather than sulking…

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difficult discussions

Today, we continue with our theme of difficult discussions and share some techniques that can help with them. Non-violent communication techniques for difficult discussions Nothing is perfect, and relationships with other people as we are changing our drinking can be testing. Emotions about others can be triggers to make us hit the f**ck it button. It…

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Cheerleader

It comes up all the time in Club Soda – other people can scupper your best laid plans. We need advice on how to talk to partners about stopping drinking, confide in mates about cutting down, dealing with a boyfriend who tries to undermine our attempts to change. There are lots of scenarios we have…

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Matching his and hers wine glasses

Club Soda Member Matt Chittock reponds to the challenge from a few weeks ago, and ponders his drinking relationship… Constantly drunk… My partner says that for the first year together we were constantly drunk. And while I’d like to claim this was solely down to the giddying effects of romance, it had a fair bit…

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Happy Families - Different drinking habits

Cutting down or quitting alcohol alone People often ask for advice in dealing with one of the most difficult situations – when you are trying to cut down or quit, but your housemate or partner still drinks alcohol. I feel I have little advice to offer. I contribute a big part of the success in…

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