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To: mnehring

No, I think that’s wrong.

My younger brother has problems with alcohol. Recently, due to a violent episoded with his first wife, that I witnessed and had to interfere in, I tried to get him committed. Frankly, I thought he was bi-polar or something. He was insane.

Turns out, after a 10 minute psychological evaluation, it was determined that he was merely alcoholic, and so the State of Alabama had no resources to treat him. His eldest daughter asked the pschologist, “What happens after he kills someone?”. He said, “There’ll be plenty of resources available then”.

Here’s the thing. His first wife told me that he had never beaten her. That he only cheated on her under while under the influence. I can believe the first assertion, but I don’t know about the second.

But anyway, by the time he got married again, he seems to have been willing to beat his wife. Of course, it probably didn’t help that she also had a problem with the sauce, and actually was diagnosed as bi-polar.

But anyway, as his first wife told his two eldest daughters once, “Your father didn’t just get up one morning and decide to be a full raging drunk”.

The behavior seems progressive, in my observation.


36 posted on 01/12/2011 9:43:06 AM PST by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man.)
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To: chesley

A guy who beats his wife will do it drunk or sober...

dont blame the alcohol...

Plenty of them know just what they are doing...

and they are NOT out of control...


46 posted on 01/12/2011 10:09:32 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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