The technique works. But it doesn’t make for very entertaining TV, which is why they usually leave that part on the cutting room floor.
Explain your situation and make a request: You want your nephew’s name placed on the admissions list for a date beyond the current waiting list.
We’re all familiar with the behaviors of alcoholics and addicts, now it’s time to use our knowledge to plan a successful intervention.
Our addict (or alcoholic) doesn’t want to hear about it. Dealing with them effectively starts with learning new ways to communicate.
We can’t expect to address alcoholism without encountering defenses, since they exist to protect alcoholic drinking. But we have an advantage.
When we think of denial, we picture someone angrily insisting he doesn’t have a problem. But denial is more subtle than that.
The first step in knowing how to deal with alcoholic husband, wife, or other person we love is understanding the facts about alcohol abuse and the reasons alcoholics resist help.
Families are always complaining about the lack of good, affordable intervention assistance out there (depending on where you live, of course)
Even if such arguments have stymied you for decades, it’s quite possible, with a little coaching, to deal with them effectively in future.