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If you’re concerned that you may be dating an alcoholic, there are several signs and symptoms to look out for:

Drinking as a priority: Your partner may prioritize drinking over other activities and responsibilities, such as work, hobbies, or relationships.

Frequency of drinking: Your partner may frequently drink, even when it’s not appropriate or necessary, such as drinking alone or in the morning.

Physical signs of alcohol use: Your partner may have physical signs of alcohol use, such as bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, or a strong odor of alcohol on their breath.

Changes in behavior: Your partner may experience mood swings, become easily agitated or defensive, or act out of character when they drink.

Neglecting responsibilities: Your partner may neglect responsibilities at work, school, or home due to their drinking.

Financial problems: Your partner may spend a significant amount of money on alcohol or experience financial problems due to their drinking.

Legal problems: Your partner may have a history of legal problems related to their drinking, such as DUIs or public intoxication charges.

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to address your concerns with your partner and encourage them to seek help from a healthcare provider or addiction specialist. However, ultimately it is up to your partner to recognize their addiction and make the decision to seek help.