How do you tell a good guy that his daughter cries because she fears he is hurting himself because of alcohol?
One of my daughter’s best friends has cried to her at least twice over the last three months while talking about her dad and his drinking. He is not a mean spirited drunk. Usually he is in a great mood and makes sure everybody is having a great time. People laugh at his jokes and his singing. He is funny as hell and a great guy.
To be honest I would never think of saying anything to him because I know a few folks who like to tie one on and enjoy themselves. But does this make it different because his daughter is scared for her dad? Does that change things?
Is this a case of a daughter being too sensitive or is there a problem?
I am not his best friend. I am a fringe friend. Is it my place to say something?
My fear is if I do then that friendship will end. The daughters will no longer play with each other and there will be an unspoken tension every time we see each other. I am sure he does not believe he has a problem. And he might view me as some good two shoes getting inside of family business.
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