Drinking is only an issue when it damages a person or a relationship. Emotional drinking as an alternative to staying present and dealing with your feelings can become a real issue in many relationships. These articles outline my discovery of “the third glass” with the help of my partner. She encouraged me to write the first few articles. When I said, “The third glass is when things change,” she responded with, “That’s good. You need to write that one down.” So I did. These articles are an unfolding of my own understanding and my own personal issue with drinking, sobriety, depression, and longing for a “high.” Today, I rarely drink. When I do drink it is a conscious choice rather than a habit or routine. These articles are about me and my experience of alcohol and alcoholism in our society and how it has touched my life. I welcome your comments and stories.
The Third Glass Series – from the Whole Parent, John McElhenney
- The Trouble with Alcohol: She Likes To Drink, I Don’t
- The Third Glass is an Anti-Aphrodisiac for Me
- Drinking Fuzzy Navels and Spending Time Together Doing Nothing
- Going for Eleven! My Third Glass Story
- Drinking Lessons
- The Little Oblivion I Seek
- The Sober Person’s Perspective in a Drinking World
- Drinking Is Not the Problem: It’s the Emotional Exit that Wrecks Relationships
- Why Adding Cocktails to Your Emotional Mix Might Not Be Working
- Passive-Aggressive Miscommunication: Do You Want a Drink?
- Sexual Hunger: How Friends with Benefits Became a Lie for Me (an ending)
- If Drinking is An Issue In Your Relationship: Check-in w/ Yourself
Get the more of John’s single dad story with the new book: Single Dad Seeks (available in all formats)