Setting healthy boundary with my highly functioning alcoholic mom
July 8, 2014 10:34 AM Subscribe
My mom leaves far away. In another country. I speak everyday with her on the phone for 20 min. She is everyday drunk. I know by her voice. When she drinks and when she doesn't. However, alcohol did not affect her career, money, even she is still married to my dad- although not the best marriage, I still believe they get along well.
posted by barexamfreak to Human Relations (17 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
She is very caring with me, helped me a lot financially. However it hurts me knowing that she is drunk and she is slowly killing herself. I need to set up boundry. I do not want a boundary where I call her in the morning when she is not drunk because that would be just covering a pain. I want a boundary where I still call her the same time. What would be a healthy boundary? Like I said she is not hurting me I just can't talk to her and see her like she is destroying herself. Please help me