Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: 2020 : Week 52

 

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I searched the upstairs only to find three more beers. How many were already consumed before I got home? This is getting way too hard for me to deal with.

I have attended more Al-Anon meetings than I could ever count. They try to teach me to detach from her behaviors. They tell me I cannot control her bad choices. I get it theoretically, but not emotionally. I try kindness, understanding, and sadly, even anger. sometimes.  Nothing helps. 

No matter what I do, she still chooses the alcohol over her family. The hold it has on her is stronger than my love. No one understands, except the families that are also going through this. She usually does a great job of hiding her inebriation. That is of course, until she passes out at a gathering. Then I am called to clean up the mess.   

One day at a time, I am living this nightmare. G-d help me to survive this challenge. 

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