The latter on the other hand will drink so much that he/she is likely to pass out, throw up or fall into a stupor.
Among the earliest signs which indicate that you might be dating an alcoholic is that you always seem to meet in a bar and there is a lot of alcohol involved in your dates.
There is nothing to be done about a person who simply doesn't want to change.
And, even if your partner does want to change, it's going to take a big handle on maturity and determination for this to even happen in the first place. Identify the problem However in order to know whether your date is indeed an alcoholic, you will have to be able to identify the symptoms.
So if you have just found out that the person you are dating is an alcoholic or your partner has become one, here are a few things to keep in mind.
Proceed with caution The first thing to be said about dating an alcoholic is that don’t start if you are not doing it now.
No amount of nagging and complaining will make them realize that what they are doing is affecting their well-being and yours as well.
However make sure that your partner is sober when you speak to him or her, so that they register the significance of your words.
Educate yourself Read up as much as you can about alcoholism.
This will not only help you understand better the causes and circumstances which draw people to alcoholism but also make you aware about the various ways to help your partner conquer his or her addiction.
Even if your attempts are not successful, you would know where to seek help for yourself as well as for your partner.
Talk to him/her If you are lucky enough to diagnose your partner’s drinking problem in the earlier stages, then you have a fair chance of making him/her realize of where he/she is headed for.
There is a distinct difference between someone who just enjoys his/her drinks and someone who is addicted to alcohol.