Entertaining an alcoholic?
Hi, all -
I have a close friend who has recently become involved in a relationship with an alcoholic-in-recovery (8 years sober). I wonder what the etiquette will be when I first host the couple for dinner. This is a new scenario for me. In other circumstances, I would very naturally offer my guests cocktails, a glass of wine, etc. and would enjoy one myself. In this situation, of course I'd have on hand non-alcoholic alternatives. I wonder, though, what would be the appropriate thing for me to drink. I'm a big girl, and and do enjoy wine with a meal, and so in one sense resent the thought that I might have to forgo this pleasure because somebody else has a problem with alcohol. On the other hand, I do wish to be a sensitive hostess...what to do, what to do? Looking forward to your input. I'm sure I've entertained many alcoholics over the years - just none that were sober!