hunter s Posted December 21, 2017 Share Posted December 21, 2017 So hello all, I found myself in an odd position and figured it'd be better to ask for some advice before I make the wrong decision and end up causing more problems. The dilemma is that my girlfriend (we're both in high school) asked to take a break because she wanted to deal with some of her issues. After a little bit of denial, I realized that she really does need some time alone because it's out of my control to help directly. She has been in therapy for years so it isn't like her problems aren't being addressed, and she's genuinely a great person. We're still more or less talking. This evening she texted me to tell me she was drunk after drinking about half a bottle of vodka. She doesn't have a drinking problem or anything, she said she wanted to "feel something". I know that telling her mom immediately would just stress her out more so I don't want to do anything too hastily. She has asked me to come by her house tomorrow to just talk (again, she is drunk so I asked her to check with me in the morning about this to make sure she isn't saying anything by mistake). I'm not worried about getting hurt or anything going terribly, I just wanted to ask about what my best options might be at this point. She has been my best friend and I do care about her, so I want to help her if at all possible. Would it be in my best interest to keep it calm and continue talking with her/walking her through a time like this, or should I report it to her mom/a guidance counselor and let them handle it, along with stepping back? She does have a psychiatrist and a network of therapists available so it wouldn't take any work to get her into a different kind of treatment, but currently she is very distrustful of basically everyone except me and one other friend right now, and I know she's on the tipping point of lashing out at a lot of people in her life, so I don't want to cause her any more problems. Thank you all for any advice you have. I know it's hard to give perfect advice when you don't personally know the person struggling, but I'm open to whatever ideas could help her the most. Link to comment
This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.