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Counselling a determined and caring wife and alcoholic husband

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Counselling a determined and caring wife and alcoholic husband
Mahee talks about the road to recovery for her alcoholic husband
By Dr. Pradnya JayantAjinkya






A friend asked Mahee, ‘has something happened to you?’ She avoided this question for months until she felt safe enough to say what had been happening, but then the friend supported her to seek professional counselling help. It was the hardest but best thing that the friend could have done, Mahee stated.
As a young bride, as soon as her husband started yelling when he was drunk, she locked herself in the bedroom in the dark, crying while her husband was desperate to get to her and would be yelling and crying like a lost child. As she grew older in the marriage she would get her little children into the room, then run out of the room to help her drunken husband. She couldn’t concentrate at work. She would be bothered and worried about going home to protect her little kids from a drunken husband. One day Mahee’s parents arrived at her w…