What Do You Do About The Family Drunk
What do you do about the family drunk? Specifically, what do we do about our brother-in-law who is the worst guest ever? He gets drunk and passes out. My brother and I end up taking care of him. It happens the same way every New Year’s Eve.
About the drunken relative, the family drunk: Tell your sister that you and your brother are not taking care of her husband this New Year's Eve when he passes out. Suggest to her ahead of time that she set up an Uber account and call for a car before he utters his first slurred word.
- The truth of the matter is that you really need to have a family intervention with your drunken relatively. Tell him that the start of the new year is an excellent time to set boundaries on when and how much he drinks.
As a drinking man ages his body becomes less and less able to handle the alcohol consumption he was once able to tolerate in the past. It takes less alcohol to get him drunk, so he has to set boundaries on the amount of alcohol he consumes.