Woman Wants To Implement an Alcohol Ban; The Road to Addiction Is Paved With Good Temptations

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The decision to quit drinking alcohol is a personal one that would require a bunch of changes in one’s life to achieve. But there are a bunch of benefits the decision can have on your health.

When a person chooses to quit, some pointers should help the process. We’ll state two that directly affect the story.

The first is to make sure that the people around you know what the plan is so they can help you achieve your goal. The next is to avoid temptations. This means not putting yourself in positions or situations where you would feel tempted to drink.

This story by u/BlackWolfEclipse shows a woman trying to help her husband with his goal to quit drinking. They’ve been doing a great job so far, but now, the goal might need her to take it a step further.

Four Months Sober

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OP’s husband is making significant progress! He’s been sober for four months and going strong. The level of discipline and commitment needed to achieve a goal is underrated sometimes.

Just decide to quit a bad habit or abstain from an addiction, and you will realize how difficult it is.

So, OP and her husband want to have barbecues with their friends soon. For someone on the journey to quit alcohol, a gathering like this, with a high chance of alcohol being present, looks like a terrible idea.

It’s important to note that in a bid to be more disciplined, OP and her husband decided on a rule the first time he stopped drinking. Although her husband brought up the idea, she wants to implement it now, and she’s worried it might make her look bad.

No More Alcohol

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Know the saying, desperate time calls for desperate measures? OP and her husband decided to place a ban on alcohol in their home. She now wants to implement the rule for future purposes, although she said she hasn’t spoken to him.

He has been making great progress for the past four months, but he still has a long way to go, which is why putting him in a barbeque with friends and alcohol right in front of him might be the definition of temptation. And he’s no better than a man. So, she’s thinking of taking steps to prevent that from happening, but she can’t make peace with herself about it.

Would she be wrong to ask people not to bring alcohol into her home to help her husband abstain from alcohol?

Nope, Your House, Your Rules

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This is a no-brainer. At the end of the day, it is her and her husband’s house, and they have the right to make some rules. So long as the rules are not outrageous, their friends should understand and be willing to help and support their journey.

u/BapetikoSwotty made a valid point about the ban:

“NTA. You’re allowed to ban alcohol from your own home. I assume you are not trying to extend that to other people’s homes when you visit them.”

They added, “You should clarify whether your husband is on board with this request too. If he wants to allow people to drink at your place, then ultimately, his decision should take priority here, at least up to the point where he starts boozing with your guests.”

Guests Might Decline

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u/theycallhertammi warned OP not to take it personally if some people declined the invites when they learned there would be zero alcohol.

“NTA, but you have to understand that people will decline the invites. The weekends are for winding down for many, and a glass of wine or a cocktail is something they want to enjoy.”

OP definitely has her husband’s best interest in mind, and in my opinion, that’s what’s most important. A small party can ruin a journey he’s been hoping to start for years and one he’s been on for four months. Besides, it’s their house, their rules, don’t you agree?

They Were Invited To A BBQ But Then Showed Up To An Empty Grill Because The Hosts Thought They Were Bringing The Food

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Have you ever shown up to a party and there was no food? That is what happened to one family who took to social media to share their story. 

Someone shared a story about how they were invited to a BBQ only to realize they were expected to bring food for the occasion. The hosts became annoyed when they didn’t bring food and refused to buy.

They Were Invited to a BBQ but Then Showed Up to An Empty Grill Because The Hosts Thought They Were Bringing The Food

He Thought It Was Odd He Was Invited to His Niece’s Wedding but After Driving for 600 Miles He Found Out Why

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A Reddit user shared a story about how he was invited to his niece’s rehearsal dinner 600 miles away, which he thought was a bit weird, but he was about to find out why he was invited.

He Thought It Was Odd He Was Invited to His Niece’s Wedding but After Driving for 600 Miles He Found Out Why

I Don’t Work Here! Karen Wants Her To Serve Them in a Restaurant She Does Not Work At, “Don’t You Take an Oath or Something?

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The original poster (OP) is a student who works as a waitress on the side. However, this story takes place at a restaurant where she DOES NOT work, even sometimes. She was there as a customer, but someone said no.

I Don’t Work Here! Karen Wants Her To Serve Them in a Restaurant She Does Not Work At, “Don’t You Take an Oath or Something?

She Went Back Home After Her Husband Chose to SHARE THE BED With His Friend and Asked Her to Sleep on the Floor

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One Reddit user posted in the “Am I the ***hole” group on Reddit, asking whether she was wrong for cutting her vacation short and returning home after her husband asked her to sleep on the floor instead of the bed.

She Went Back Home After Her Husband Chose to SHARE THE BED With His Friend and Asked Her to Sleep on the Floor

Who Is In the Wrong, the Thief or the Food Owner? Office Lunch Thief Suffers Anaphylactic Shock and Ends up in Hospital

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A Redditor posted in the “Am I the ***hole” subreddit to ask whether he was in the wrong for sending his coworker into an anaphylactic shock.

Office Lunch Thief Suffers Anaphylactic Shock and Ends up in Hospital: Who Is In the Wrong, the Thief or the Food Owner?