My Dil let slip she thinks my husband has an alcohol problem.
I was catching up with her the other day and asked how things were going, she said she was exhausted as along with a big commission she is working on, my son was keeping her up late coming home drunk.
She mentioned she was worried as she has had this issue with him in the past, and as his dad has a problem she was worried it was genetic. I looked rather cross, and she said 'oh goodness sorry, must be a culture thing then". She is from the other side of the world from a country that drinks like the Irish, so I think she was fibbing to save face.
She is normally very diplomatic and quiet so it's rather out of character to say something this harsh.
I don't think there is a problem though. My husband worked in the city (now retired) and it has a culture of boozy lunches and late nights. He goes out 3-4 times a week now with old colleagues and does come back rather drunk, but he never drinks at dinner like others do. When we go out together he normally just has a soda water or a coke. So I don't think he has an issue, but feeling quite cross at Dil.
I haven't been a perfect Mil, so not sure if I should leave it or not as I've already been told off by son for speaking my mind to her.
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