Janice - posted on 12/15/2010 ( no moms have responded yet )
New to this group, and not sure where to start. My husband and I are currently going through a very difficult time, and tonight I asked him to sleep at his friend's house so my kids and I could have a relaxing, stress-free night. Seems he's been drinking more than he's been letting on, and it is effecting his daily routine at this point . I have been trying to hold on through the holidays; if we do end up separating, I don't want my kids (ages 16, 8 and 5) to associate Christmas time with our separation. Any suggestions? I am seeing a counselor and am on meds for depression, but he seems to be hesitant to do so himself and continues to slide into a downward spiral. I don't want my kids to be around him when he hits rock bottom; I also don't want to be around him at this point because I can't trust a thing he says or does. I am done being co-dependent. It is hard enough trying to raise 3 kids (the oldest being mentally ill and currently living in a nearby residential facility) let alone trying to get my husband through each day.
Is there anyone else in a similar situation? Waiting to see what happens kind of thing? Would appreciate any input or advice. Thank you!!