Have you ever felt that your partner is lying to you? Since trust is at the core of any long-lasting, happy, and healthy relationship, this lingering feeling of doubt can weigh on you and your relationship. Does your partner keep you in the loop about his or her whereabouts and check in with you often? However, in most instances, liars tend to promise you the world but not actually deliver on anything that he or she had said. For many people who decide to lie, it can be challenging for them to get the facts straight and remember who they told what to and when. Have you ever noticed that your partner tends to come up with excuses that vindicate him or herself from blame, wrongdoing, or suspicion?
How to Deal with Issues While Dating a Functional Alcoholic
Dealing with Issues While Dating a Functional Alcoholic
You may know someone or be dating someone who is in the beginning stages of alcoholism. Alcoholism is a progressive disease. When someone with an alcohol use disorder continues to drink, the symptoms become more apparent and more numerous, until it is finally obvious to almost everyone that they have a drinking problem. While it may be easy to recognize the stereotypical alcoholic, alcoholism is often not so obvious in the early stages. Before the disease has progressed, it is not always apparent that someone has a drinking problem. But there can be some tell-tale early signs that someone might be an alcoholic.
Eleven signs you may be an alcoholic or have a drinking problem
While you and your partner may both enjoy drinking, it's important to be able to recognize the signs that your partner may actually have a drinking problem. And in order to help yourself deal with the reality of the situation, as well as help your partner going forward, you should look for these five key indicators that you're dating an alcoholic. One of the tell-tale signs that your partner has a drinking problem is that he or she will drink at every social engagement and event—even at those that don't merit or even include alcohol. For example, while your partner may certainly want to down beers at a birthday party, he or she will also drink at other occasions and activities that have less to do with alcohol, from children's swimming lessons to hiking excursions. And in many instances, your partner may bring a flask with him or her in a coat pocket or purse to use at his or her leisure.