My husband has been drinking heavily and getting drinks for everyone around and has got into huge debt because of it which is meaning that we are all having to go without to get the debt paid off. He is not physically dependent on alcohol. He does binge drink and gets very generous and spreads the drink around when he is drunk. A typical trip to the pub has been costing him about £100 = $200. To put an end to this and to try and get out of the situation, I have confiscated his cards and have been giving him money when he needs it. This has been for about 2 months and I have managed to get his overdraft halved. I haven’t yet started on the credit cards.
Today is a big football game and he wanted to go to the pub to watch it so I said I would get him some money - £10. He said a drink is £3 so I went to the bank and got him £12 so that he can have 4 drinks. Anyway, he has just got really angry with me and tells me that I am mean and trying to take over his life. How dare I only give him what equates to less that an hour’s pay at work!
He thinks I am being unreasonable but I know he is aggressive and impulsive when he is drunk. I don’t know what is worse - his stinking mood about not getting the amount of money he wanted to buy drink or him being drunk and me being afraid for our safety. I feel so angry but I am not giving him any more than that. 4 drinks is enough, isn’t it? Am I wrong. I feel on the edge and I don’t want for us to fight and for me to sin. I just confessed for the 1st time in 12 years. I don’t want to get into a sin situation. Help!