I have a question that may seem sort of silly. I enjoy drinking beer in moderation, especially in social situations as it helps me to loosen up a bit (which is why many people drink in social situations). I also enjoy going to Microbrew stores and other beer distributor stores and trying different types of beer. Quite frankly, I prefer the taste to most other soft drink beverages like soda, iced tea, etc.
However, I also enjoy beer in moderation and responsibly (i.e. never drunk driving, never taking food off the family table to subsidize the habit, not putting a job in jeopardy, etc.). I will frequently have one (and only one) when I get home from work and then in social situations. When there is a party, special occasion, holiday/feast day, I always serve beer/wine.
Here is where my question comes in: My wife and I are having Easter dinner and her parents asked us not to serve or have alcohol because their son (my brother-in-law) is a recovering alcoholic. We have obliged, but (and I sort of feel ashamed that I think this way) I am slightly irritated that I need to modify my behavior to appease someone else. After all, I am not an alcoholic. In a way, I sort of feel like I am being pushed into the corner when it is my own house. I find it very hard to believe that any of them would make the same adjustment for me.
Does anyone have any advice? Do I have a point, or am I just having selfish and/or territorial feelings?