(Closed) How many of you drink to deal with your family around the holidays?

posted 6 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@SleepingWithNuns: I feel for you. Hope it goes better than expected.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

lol.  I feel for you because if I had to deal with my Mother-In-Law I would be driven to drinking as well.  Fortunately, we disowned her for good about 8 years ago.  They have been a wonderful 8 years too.  Good luck.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I always drink around the family, it just loosens me up and allows those snarky comments to roll off my back. I would still be drinking on Xmas even if it was just Fiance and myself, we enjoy cocktails on the holidays 🙂

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I’ll add that I sometimes drink when my mom is in a critical mood (she’s gotten better at that).

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

wish I could, but Darling Husband isn’t covered on my car insurance yet so I have to stay sober to drive us to and from family crap this year.

Sending good thoughts (and shots) your way!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I don’t drink but I wish you much luck!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My side of the family is cool enough that neither my husband nor I feels the urge to drink to deal with them. We’ll often drink with them, but that’s a different thing entirely! My in-laws, on the other hand … let’s just say that when my husband and I visit, we are well aware of all of the nearby bars.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I feel you trust me! Sometimes i feel like i need at least 3 drinks to have a phone conversation with my mother lol

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I don’t drink to deal with my family.  I’m already an alcoholic as it is (I don’t drink anymore though! I’ve been sober for two years now).  I would be in bad, bad shape if I did drink every time.  My family is nuts.  Point blank.

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Gah, I feel that. I do sometimes, but mostly I just drink a glass of wine. A shot might be necessary this year..Hm..

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

i don’t drink to deal with the holidays, but i definitely drank to deal with the pain i was feeling with my mom’s last divorce. her ex-husband, my “father”, and I hit a huge snag and I basically told him to F off and get out of my life. there were a few weeks, maybe a month where I drank nightly.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I drink to deal with FI’s family. Unfortunately, I can’t drink for another two months at least, and this is the year I may have to meet my Future Father-In-Law who walked out when Fiance was 3 and never looked back. Went off and had a happy little family in another state and was never there for Fiance, but is looked at as a God by his mother, who blames Fiance for their bad relationship.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Yes! SO is driving over to my parents for lunch, then we’re going to his house afterwards. I’ll drink to stay calm around my family, then we’ll go celebrate and have fun with his. 

(Don’t get me wrong, I love my family. My mother and I are just very similar people and grate on one another.)

Post # 16
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Sugar bee

Yes. I pass it off as “here’s some awesome wine” and it works two-fold: my mother gets drunk enough to stop being a bitch and I am drunk enough to stop caring about anything.

Happy holidays, indeed.

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