Originally Posted by Sophietheowl
My partner is an alcoholic. He's an incredibly intelligent, funny, wonderful man - but he's an alcoholic.
Do I just send him away if he does this again? Is it as simple as that?
Maybe i'm missing something here but you don't state whether or not you love him.
In your "heart of hearts" is he worth(to you) the time and patience it will take to provide the most support you can as an individual?
Is he willing to change his lifestyle and work towards becoming sober?
If he does make an effort,make sure he's doing it for the right reasons.It's all well and good if he wants to stop because of his feelings for both you and your children(if the scenario applies) but his first priority needs to be himself.Staying sober because he wants a better quality of living for himself,which inadvertently will affect others.
The last thing you need is for him to possibly resent you for his own misgivings;it can happen.
Have a serious discussion with him and take it from there.
What he is willing to do,or not,at this point will speak volumes to your present relationship with him.