I feel I owe it to the people I work with in therapy, and others who may be in similar circumstances, to assist with educating the public about narcissistic abuse, so that people can be informed and aware of how to protect themselves in the event they encounter people with narcissistic traits.
So the codependent will try and make the alcoholic happy. It can be difficult to spot the first signs of alcoholism. It can be so strong that even the alcoholic doesn't realize he or she has an addiction.Alcoholics are masters of deception and can keep their addiction secret for many years. However, there are signs/symptoms of alcoholism that can be seen if you know what to look for. I’ve been to an Al-Anon meeting but it’s not enough.Often, finance, children and other circumstances prevent any simple solutions.Choices 3 and 4 would be the most attentive, well-equipped approach to staying with her, vs. In other words, the way in which you select a choice and then follow through on it what is important, and it is where you can make nitty-gritty choices on a day-to-day basis.
The working out of those specifics might be where your attention is going to be productive. Al-Anon is not for everyone in your situation, but those who do find it helpful would probably say that it’s the repeated attendance that makes it work.
Obvious they may be, but they can never be overemphasized.
Be it a teen alcoholic, partner, parent or grandparent - life does not run smoothly with an alcohol dependent.
Read my page on spotting alcoholic behavior to discover whether you or someone you care about is drinking alcoholically.
Also be sure to read about the personality of an alcoholic.
However, as time progressed, I found in my own therapy practice that, indeed, there exist some individuals on this planet with narcissistic challenges.