Express concerns about your partner's drinking with "I" statements, focusing on personal feelings rather than accusing or speaking for them.
Respect your partner's choice if they don't want to change, but decide if it's a dealbreaker for you. Don't force them to change against their will.
Respect your partner's interests and use the time to pursue your own hobbies and activities. Separate interests can be healthy in a relationship.
Discuss and plan with your partner to avoid tension and pressure in social situations involving drinking.
Find a compromise with your partner regarding alcohol intake to avoid any discomfort or imbalance in social situations.
Examine past experiences with alcohol to understand why you may feel upset about your partner's drinking. Seek professional help if needed.
Openly communicate your past triggers with your partner and work together to find a resolution.
Navigate social events by enjoying mocktails to limit alcohol intake and avoid social pressure.
If lifestyles are incompatible despite efforts, ending the relationship can be a healthy choice for both parties.