How do I convince my mom I'm not an alcoholic?
November 3, 2004 5:36 PM Subscribe
How do I convince my mom I'm not an alcoholic? Due to two close relatives (whom I have seen perhaps twice in my life) she is convinced that all males in the family are alcoholic. Now that I am college, I occasionally receive calls at my house number, asking to meet them at the bar -- or pick up some beer for a party. I then get a phone call and get yelled at for an hour. I enjoy beer and wine, but I do not enjoy drink in excess. Even as a college-goer I usually average perhaps two or three beers max, way below the average of my peers. I also have never been in trouble with alcohol. "Ignore her" is becoming more difficult. I realize I've been avoiding family functions and generally seeing her because I dread the "Yeah I went out with some friends..." with another cousin or someone mentioning fondly the fun parties they had which leads to her carping. She's given me a pretty strict edict of "no drinking, or you're dead to me", and "all it takes is one drink, and you're a loser." Honestly, besides that she is sane and level-headed.