As the season draws to its conclusion, it seems that as the wife of an alcoholic, I have contradictory emotions.

I love the Christmas/holiday season.

And yet it is some of the worst times for those of us in an alcoholic marriage.

And so while saying good-bye to yet another Christmas and another year is a little bitter, saying good bye to the ramped-up alcoholic behavior is sweet.

I hope you have a gentle night and a joyful day tomorrow.

Through it all, I still believe…