Do I continue vacationing with alcoholic in denial?
July 8, 2008 4:29 PM Subscribe
My aging parents have a cabin on a lake. It is about a $3,000,000 property with all the ammenities. My kids LOVE going to this place.
I grew up going to this spot for vacations. I am now grown and have my own family and am questioning going to this spot for our vacations. We have gone every year for many years.
My father is an alcoholic---the type that drinks and rages or just stews silently in a rage if things are not pleasing to him. He does not drink himself into a stupor though. He put himself in rehab but did not complete the program saying he is not an alcoholic.
My question is about spending time at the cabin for my immediate families' vacations.
posted by seekingsimplicity to human relations (28 answers total)
We can afford to go on our own vacations so money is not an issue.
Part of me would LOVE not vacationing with my dysfunctional family.
Is this a no brainer question? Is life too short to spend it on vacation where you are walking on eggshells? Even if it is an awesome location and part of our family history?
I think I just answered my own question but would like to hear your experiences with this.