Fiancé’s rare drunken bouts could become more frequent
DEAR ABBY: I have been dating the greatest man I’ve ever met in my life for three years. “Jared” has wonderful kids and a successful career. He’s handsome and is kind to me, my kids and my family. We enjoy each other immensely, and we are now engaged.
We are social drinkers, but about once a year Jared gets incredibly intoxicated and changes into the most horrible person I have ever seen. It’s all verbal yelling — nothing physical — but it’s still inexcusable. After an “episode” he is guilt-ridden and apologetic for weeks. I believe he’s sincere, but it has made me rethink our engagement. He had an episode a week ago — the third during the time we’ve been together.
Our kids are close and care about each other. I love Jared, but if I have to endure another instance of this I don’t think I can go through with the marriage. I’m still angry about the last bout, and he’s still guilt-ridden. How do I approach this? — CONFLICTED IN PENNSYLVANIA
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