Is Alcohol Affecting Your Relationships? (Transcript)
I’m Kevin O’Hara for Alcohol Mastery.
And today I want to ask you the question: “How is alcohol affecting your relationships?”
I did a video earlier on the week and somebody asked me the question: “How was alcohol affecting my relationships?” So it’s just an add-on to that.
You have to look at this like it’s, if everything affects everything else so if you’re still drinking it’s sometimes difficult to see how the alcohol is affecting your relationships.
What Made Me Quit
I was very, very surprised when I quit to understand how deeply some of my relationships were actually affected. It’s one of the most important aspects of your life. And for me the thing that pushed me over the edge was my relationship with my son and it wasn’t until he wasn’t there anymore you know he was, I’m living in a foreign country and I wasn’t seeing him for most of the year and then when I was seeing him I was drunk. And that, to me, pushed me straight over the edge.
An Important Sit Down With Yourself!
But it wasn’t just that, it was how I was talking to other people when I was drunk and when I was talking to other people whenever drink was involved or when somebody would say something to me about my levels of drinking I was doing and I’d snap at them and say: “it’s none of your fucking business” that kind of thing. I think it’s just so important and it will be so helpful for you. If you are still drinking to actually sit down and spend time thinking about this one.
It’s a fairly simple process to look at how alcohol is affecting the rest of your life, is it affecting your job – you can always get another job, or is it affecting your bank account, you can always earn more money. But relationships with people, these are the things that are going to haunt you for the rest of your life if you don’t do something about. It’s taking responsibility for that aspect alone, and really understanding that it’s your fault. If you’re drinking is interfering with your relationships in any way, shape, or form, it’s entirely your fault.
So it’s something to sit down and get real with yourself about and really examine. It’s worth the effort to take as much time as you need, in order to understand this.
So anyway till next time, My name’s Kevin O’Hara for Alcohol Mastery.
Onwards and Upwards.