#11 - When your partner still drinks

Show Notes - Midlife AF Episode 11 - Help - My Partner Still Drinks Without Me!


On this week's episode of Midlife AF, host Emma Gilmour is taking a look at what happens when we choose to be alcohol-free, but our partners and loved ones aren’t coming along for the ride.

What can you do - if anything - when those around you are drinking more than you think they should? Or if you have decided that you're going to live an alcohol free life, how does that work when your long term partner has not?

In this episode, Emma will gently help you to unpack:

  • Setting boundaries when your partner or friend is drinking in a way that doesn’t feel comfortable for you.
  • Understanding that you can’t ever force someone to change their drinking habits until they choose to do so themselves.
  • Why the most powerful thing you can do is to BE the change you want to see.
  • Avoiding becoming a ‘parent’ in the drinker and non-drinker dynamic.
  • Strategies for maintaining your sobriety when it feels like your partner isn’t there to support you.


Emma also generously shares an insight into her own relationship, and ways that she is working on her marriage now.

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” - Viktor Frankl


Join us, as Emma takes you on a journey and shares her own experiences into navigating an alcohol-free life alongside friends and loved ones who haven’t made the choice to find their groove without booze.



If you aren’t ready to stop drinking but want to make some positive steps to a healthier relationship or prepare for taking a break with alcohol download my FREE Awareness Worksheets: https://www.hoperisingcoaching.com/pl/2147565979


If you need a quick reset or you want to get to know me and my methodology a bit more before you take a plunge into a longer program the 5 Day Alcohol Reset Program could be what you are looking for check it out here: https://www.hoperisingcoaching.com/five-day-alcohol-reset-copy-1


If you require support or emergency help regarding domestic violence or abuse, call these recommended hotlines: https://www.whiteribbon.org.au/Find-Help/Help-Lines 


Learn more about Emma at: www.hoperisingcoaching.com

Follow Emma on insta @hoperisingcoaching


Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/midlife-af-podcast/id1649673705 


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