Q&A What Is a Healthy Boundary for Alcohol in This Situation?

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Alcohol has played a substantial role in my husband's infidelity. Most of his affairs and poor choices have started by arranging dates with women in bars and consuming too much alcohol. Some encounters are the result of drinking in our own home. He believes that after completing the recovery process, he will be able to control himself when under the influence of alcohol. He has agreed to abstain from alcohol use during this course, but plans to use alcohol again in the future. This concerns me because I believe alcohol makes him especially vulnerable to affairs. I think he should commit to stop drinking, and I don't feel safe knowing he plans to eventually start drinking again. It has become a barrier in the recovery process. What is a healthy boundary for alcohol in this situation?



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