Me, my mum and her drinking
I’m new to this page.
I’m currently 19, my mum passed away when I was 10 years old after a long battle with being an alcoholic.
I’ve spent my teen years angry at her for choosing alcohol over her family and our future. I had to experience some big life events without my mum by my side, which only made it worse. However I have come to terms with the fact I need to learn more about alcoholics and the struggle they face which causes them to turn to alcohol as a coping mechanism.
She was a lovely woman when she was good but as I have gotten older my few fond memories have started to disappear and now all I can really reflect on are the negative ones. If anyone has any stories or tips they’d like to share in order to help me empathise with the feeling my mum was plagued with and help strengthen my understanding of alcoholics please do.