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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

I do not know a stranger

I haven't posted in ages. I've not much to say to you except that I want to talk to you about a problem that has been interfering with my life, and it's not even myself that has the problem.

A person can become a stranger when they're intoxicated around other people. Now, he's a stranger to everyone, all the time. He's a stranger in his own home, and because he's always a stranger to everybody, I've no care in the world for him. I don't understand a stranger's logic, and that's probably because he's fully formed into a stranger. I do not know a stranger, his friends, his family, or whether he has any. I do not know if a stranger loves or even can love. I do not know a stranger's world, but I don't want to anyway because I don't care for strangers. All I know is that my world keeps spinning, and strangers might as well not even exist. I do not know a stranger at all.


Buffalo said...

It is difficult. Al Anon is an excellent and helpful organization for those who love someone with a drinking problem.

Flora said...

I've tried so much and he just keeps lying to me all the time. I just can't do this anymore. My mom won't do anything about it, either, so I figure I'm just going to have to move out because emotionally, I'm not strong enough to deal with this and what I'll have to do in college.

Buffalo said...

It has to be rough on you; your mom too. There isn't a hell of a lot anyone can do about it other than the one tipping the bottle.

Not trying to tell you how to run your life. I do strongly urge you to get in touch with Al Anon. They are there to help.

Regardless, know that it isn't about you and it isn't your fault.

Really sorry you're having to go through this.

Flora said...

Al Anon is Alcoholics Anonymous, right?

Buffalo said...

It isn't AA, but it is affiliated with them. It is for friends, families, etc. of someone with a alcohol problem. There is also Teen Anon.

Flora said...

Perhaps I will look into them. Thank-you for your help!