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I posted about not being to look after my grandson due to family concerns about my realibility and also safety issues following two binges this year.
Many thanks for all the helpful comments from you lovely lot on here. They all helped and I decided to do something positive, instead of drinking and feeling sorry for myself.
Paul turner suggested showing my husband his video about AUD. I didn't think he would be at all receptive and wouldn't watch it.
Anyway, I picked my moment, and he sat down with me and watched it. His reaction blew me away as he admitted he would never have thought of AUD as being an illness.
He suggested having the kids, partners and grandkids for Sunday lunch as it was Father's Day. To my surprise he himself, (unbeknown) to me, invited them all and they all agreed to come.
Family meals have never been my best times, I get anxious and tend to have a couple of glasses of wine in the kitchen. Yesterday I was determined not to drink until we sat down.
I managed to cook full lunch for nine of us and they all said it was the best meal I've ever done. I had two glasses of wine along with the others, but unlike the rest had nothing else.
My husband then gave me a shock by telling them he wanted to show them a video. They all said the same, it was a real eye opener and that they didn't have a clue before, and now understood .
What really made my day, even though I burst into tears, was my daughter in law saying that instead of her mum having him all the time when he's not at nursery, how about me having him for a few hours on a Wednesday afternoon for a few hours, starting this week 😄😄
To say I'm over the moon is an understatement!
So my sincere thanks to this forum, to all who replied, and especially to
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