Some people in my family are alcoholics. Over the years, my parents tried to offer support.
An alcoholic will take from you. This is part of their mindset. They will phone and ask for money.
However, if they are told ‘No’, then sometimes there are difficulties.
Sometimes, they will become aggressive.
They will arrange to come over to the house, and they will demand things.
If they do not get what they want, they will march up and down and begin to shout.
I hate it when this happens. Sometimes it is easier to give them what they want. Then peace is restored.
I do not know what to do in certain situations, and I make the best call I can.
Even if someone stops drinking, this mindset can continue.
I do not mean to blame anyone, but this can be a source of stress.