“There is a part of my mind that tells me to drink–
Just a tiny little voice convinces me.
Only my kids can stop me from drinking,” you said.
I know you realise the impact it had on our family,
And I want you stop as does your daughter and your ex-wife
and your parents and your work colleagues.
I understand the destruction of it, all of us suffered
I could not imagine the realisation of it or the deep guilt it would burden.
I understand your need of others…
But you must realise this: you are the cause
You have allowed this.
You must make a change to the problem.
It has proved to be beyond our family’s control.
Remember that drive during the night with me in the back?
It was traumatising; I thought you were a stranger.
I couldn’t trust my own dad.
How can I or my sister fix that?
What about that wedding you and…her brought up?
What happened to it?
I care about you because your my dad.
You need to tackle your own problems.