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Drinking in the morning - everyone does it, right?

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fedup078 Sun 07-Mar-21 13:38:48

Even when they have young kids?
Totally normal yes?

Well he's just told me to ask around. Don't fancy asking my friends so here we are
I'm being told this is totally normal and everyone does it, so why shouldn't he.

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FiveGoMadInDorset Sun 07-Mar-21 13:39:30

Err, nope

Pancake4life Sun 07-Mar-21 13:40:38

obviously no...

LemonadeBudget Sun 07-Mar-21 13:40:43

Christmas Day maybe. Otherwise, nope.

Queenfreak Sun 07-Mar-21 13:40:54

Of course its not normal! Very occasionally we (in pre covid times) would have a glass of something if we had a lunchtime meal with friends, or go to the pub for a pint on a Sunday afternoon, but mainly we don't drink when small people are around.

ExplodingCarrots Sun 07-Mar-21 13:41:11

No, not normal at all .

PearlclutchersInc Sun 07-Mar-21 13:41:32

I knew two men that drank in the morning.

One is dead. The other took early retirement (or was made to retire) because of alchohol dependancy.

willloman Sun 07-Mar-21 13:41:35

WTF?! No. Not in a million years unless you're actually a teenager in 1st year...
Even then not sure I'd call it the norm.

Champagneandmonstermunch Sun 07-Mar-21 13:41:36

Nope, might have done it in my younger days, but certainly not with young DC. You OK OP?

StephenBelafonte Sun 07-Mar-21 13:41:43

Most people are at work or driving to work in the morning so no, obviously it's not normal.

category12 Sun 07-Mar-21 13:42:34

It's normal to the alcoholics in my family. A relative used to wash down his morning pills with wine. He died of liver cancer.

fedup078 Sun 07-Mar-21 13:42:37

I'm bloody livid
I've had my suspicions for a while but caught him this morning
He tried to lie to my face
Now he's full on with the gaslighting

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AttilaTheMeerkat Sun 07-Mar-21 13:42:51

No it’s not normal but it’s their normal and wants you to believe the same. Do you think he has a drink problem?.

Reinventinganna Sun 07-Mar-21 13:42:51

Normal when I was growing up with alcoholic parents but no, not for me and my family (Dh, dc).

Don’t let it be normal.

StephenBelafonte Sun 07-Mar-21 13:43:26

Especially not if you've got young kids. How would you get them to hospital if needed?

RJnomore1 Sun 07-Mar-21 13:43:28

Definitely not and I like a drink as much as anyone. Buck’s Fizz with Xmas day breakfast perhaps but that’s it. I’m guessing that’s not what he’s talking about.

Only person I know who did it was my mother in laws second husband who was an alcoholic and died in his 50s.

Reinventinganna Sun 07-Mar-21 13:43:32

The lying makes it worse. If he thinks it’s ok he needs to own it.

MazekeenSmith Sun 07-Mar-21 13:43:45

He sounds like an alcoholic in denial

saffire Sun 07-Mar-21 13:44:19

A family member used to drink at any and all times of the day. He died when he was in his forties.
No, not normal at all. And I certainly wouldn't want someone doing that in front of my children.

MazekeenSmith Sun 07-Mar-21 13:44:21

Even my alcoholic grandma would deliberately wait til 12pm to crack the gin bottle

Anordinarymum Sun 07-Mar-21 13:44:30

I had a friend who drank in the mornings. She drank at other times of day too. A functioning alcoholic who drove children to brownies whilst under the influence and collected them from school pissed using a pushbike as a prop to stop her from falling over.
She also had a very red face all of the time. A dead giveaway.

Purplecatshopaholic Sun 07-Mar-21 13:44:33

Err, no they don’t. And you, and he, know it. Yes, maybe Christmas Day, and maybe at the airport when going on holiday (or is that just me), but otherwise no. And defo not if there are kids, or work involved….

kooked Sun 07-Mar-21 13:44:35

Is today a wedding, day at the races or Christmas?

Then no.

Akire Sun 07-Mar-21 13:44:47

Maybe xmas or your wedding day but if they need to drink in the morning and all day there is a problem.

Diesse Sun 07-Mar-21 13:46:08

It’s normal to the alcoholics I have known.

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