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Wife is recovering alcoholic, she never went to rehab or anything but it was clear to both of us she had a drinking problem. the thing is she is trying to stop drinking completely which is going great but it's getting tough for us when we hang out with friends. we didn't really tell our core friend group about her issues because my wife and i are very private people i didnt think they needed to know. and honestly she says she doesnt want to tell them but the tricky part is how do we explain why she isnt drinking during parties? for example this past superbowl all my friends were ragging on her to participate in the drinking and they kept pestering her. i know they mean well, theyre our lifelong friends and most were our groomsmen for the wedding but we are running out of excuses. should i just tell my wife we should tell them the truth? i think shes embarrassed but in my opinion it would help the situation tenfold cuz im sure if our friends knew the truth they would lay off her