I am the victim of an alcoholic. I have been a victim for about 8 years. I am a man. The alcoholic is a woman. She is my partner. She is a binge alcoholic. She drinks every 3 weeks for a 5-10 day stretch. She drinks in between the binges. It is all done secretly.
She likes to drink at Christmas. It 7:45 in the morning and she started to drink last night before watching the Strictly Come Dancing Final. She was drunk throughout but managed to watch it.
She went to bed early because she was "tired". She is tired frequently. She is tired in the morning and wants to sleep after breakfast because she has had a drink about 30 mins beforehand.
I promised not to talk about booze with her to stop the arguments but I can see Christmas disappearing so I went into her bedroom (we sleep apart). I reprimanded her, I had to. She didn't respond.
I went back to bed. I can hear her unscrew the Vodka bottle even though the door is shut. She is 80-90% certain of missing Christmas. I'll be alone throughout.