Topic: defense mechanisms
The first step in knowing how to deal with husband, wife, or other person we love who has alcoholism is understanding the facts about alcohol abuse and the reasons alcoholic people resist help.
Even if such arguments have stymied you for decades, it’s quite possible, with a little coaching, to deal with them effectively in future.
We can’t control the alcoholic/ addict, but we’re not powerless. Some things we can do (and stop doing) to help them listen to something besides the addiction…