easy child/difficult child and his new girlfriend just left our house for her house. He is not in love. They are bound by three factors: (1) they are both goodlooking and love the social atmosphere of their "Cheers". (2) they both are alcoholics.....unbelievably, she drinks him under the table (she's a size 6, by the way) and HE feels the need to be her protector. and then (3) she's funny and very lusty when drunk. He has avoided all drugs. He has tried to avoid all old friends with an interest in drugs or criminal activity. He WAS limiting himself to three nights out a week. I just needed to vent. He told me before they left here that he had not been drinking. He did not smell like booze. on the other hand, it's 2:30 in the morning and I'm up and on the computer because I've got bad vibes. I've made alot of progress with detachment but when the signs of backward steps show up...I just can't help but worry. This is one of those nights, darn it! DDD PS: The good news is that the girl works full time AND gets a bc shot every few months. easy child/difficult child is only her 2nd since she was in a five year relationship that recently ended. So, I'm not edgy about disease or pg. Phew/Whew on those issues.