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Do you ever drink alone?

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IzzyD83 Sat 08-Jun-19 21:54:04

I usually have 1 glass or can every now and again..prob monthly... but tonight I feel pretty fed up and have had 2 cans lol

I have cash in my purse to get a taxi if I need to.

summerbreeze912 Fri 31-May-19 19:36:34

@DaydreamInBlue I love this! Now going to be doing this with my friend in aus smilegreat idea for a lonely Saturday night!

Dandelion1993 Fri 31-May-19 17:30:50

My DH works away a lot and once children are in bed I'd don't see the harm in the odd glass of wine, especially in the summer when I can sit outside.

OhMsBeliever Fri 31-May-19 17:30:43

Mine are mostly teens now. I drink occasionally at home, only one or two glasses probably a few times a month.

They've got to this age and never needed hospital in the evening (touching lots of wood now, ha!)

I've only just got a car anyway, so would have had to have called a taxi, or ask a neighbour etc.

DaydreamInBlue Fri 31-May-19 17:23:50

Though often virtually not alone. I’ll have an hour or 2 Skype or call with a friend and we will both have a glass of wine. Have a good chat and/or watch a tv program together.
Life means my friends are scattered around the country and around the world. It’s hard enough meeting face to face even if I wasn’t a lone parent.
TBH, being a lone parent has taken so much away from me compared to where I wanted to be, I’m not going to martyr myself further by not having a drink once in a while just because I’m a LP.

NooNooMummy Fri 31-May-19 08:55:52

No. In the first few months after split, I'd have a glass or two on a weekend eve and looked forward to winding down with a drink. But it's not much fun drinking on your own and I gradually stopped bothering. I rarely drink these days.

My alcohol tolerance level is ridiculously low these days - if I do have a drink when I'm with other grown ups, I'm that embarrassing women who obviously doesn't get out much and gets drunk on one glass of wine!

Lonecatwithkitten Thu 30-May-19 08:40:50

No been then I have only ever been a small volume social drinker. On my own I'd rather have a cup of tea and a nice biscuit or piece of chocolate.

Villanellesproudmum Wed 29-May-19 20:26:31

Yes, although not drunk, dd is a teen.

Mummyamy123 Wed 29-May-19 20:22:44

Mine are 3 and 5 and I have wine in my hand now they’re in bed!!

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TotheletterofthelawTHELETTER Wed 29-May-19 20:17:26

Yep. Currently on my 2nd gin of the night.

DD is 9. When she was younger I wouldn’t or would have 1 cider or something so I could drive if I needed to.

IToldYouIWasFreaky Wed 29-May-19 20:17:22

I have been a lone parent since DS was 4.5 (he's now 11) and have always had a drink or two in the evening if I fancied one. Never to the point of drunkeness, of course.
I didn't have car until a couple of years ago but live in large town with good taxi service and public transport so, like you, the whole "how would you get to the hospital in an emergency?" was not dependent on my not drinking.

Dontforgetyourbrolly Wed 29-May-19 20:16:37

Ds is 5 and just gone to bed, I'm having a glass of wine as it was the last bit in the bottle left over from bank hol!

limpbizkit Wed 29-May-19 20:15:30

I did. But I had a drink problem. Sober and happy now. But there are many people who drink alone and don't consider it a problem.

needsleepzzz Wed 29-May-19 20:14:37

Not a lone parent but husband might go away for a weekend and i do then, have 1 toddler, only have a drink at the weekend

Pipandmum Wed 29-May-19 20:12:26

Teens and yes.

Freyasmum1 Wed 29-May-19 20:10:03

I know I don't drive anyway and have brilliant public transport and taxis come in minutes, so that "what if you had to drive to the hospital?" Doesn't apply to my situation at all. I always have taxi fare.

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user1493413286 Wed 29-May-19 20:04:40

I have a toddler and I’ll have 1 or 2 glasses by myself; not every day though

GiveMyHeadPeaceffs Wed 29-May-19 20:02:25

Oh forgot, my ds is nearly 4.

GiveMyHeadPeaceffs Wed 29-May-19 20:01:59

I'll be honest I'm not a lone parent but I would happily have a couple of glasses of wine when my DP is working on a late shift. I don't think I'd ever get drunk in sole charge of ds but I've no issues with a couple/few drinks. I'm afraid I do a bit of an eye roll when I hear people saying that they haven't had a drink since their dc were born "just in case".

Michaelbaubles Wed 29-May-19 19:53:44

DC are 5 and 7 and hell yeah!

I’m nodding off after a couple of glasses of wine so that’s my limit but I don’t see a problem with it. I never drink to incapacity anyway, alone or not, and even if someone else were here we’d probably have a drink together anyway so what’s the difference? Not ever night obviously but a Friday night alone with no wine is a bit miserable for me.

Freyasmum1 Wed 29-May-19 19:51:14

I don't mean sinking a bottle of vodka a night (although I guess that too) but do you have a glass of wine or two once the DC(s) are in bed? Or do you abstain completely when on your own?

And how old are your DC(s) roughly? Babies, toddlers, school age, teens?

Tia x

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