Q. My name is Marie. In our marriage, my husband had one stretch of three years sober, three periods of two years sober and there were six times when he was off it a year. Plus he always gave it up for Lent. In between, he was always drunk.
I stayed with him for the sake of our children. Now our youngest is off to college, and divorce is not far from my thoughts. I love Fred, and would be happy to live with him for the rest of my life, but not this way.