You said you’ve met recently, so I would imagine there’s plenty that you don’t know about each other.
I am all for seeing the best in people and believing that people can improve, but you said it yourself: You’re not sure if you would want to stick around if he relapses.
But after a few months, you end up seeing other sides of each other. That’s a good sign at least, but there’s still plenty you don’t know about him.
You don’t know what triggers his drinking or what his follow-through is like in general.
People certainly can recover from being alcoholics – I have seen it and I can tell you that it’s entirely possible he’ll handle it too.
At that point, the temptation to sit your drunk down and give him a large piece of your mind feels almost irresistible, and it's highly likely you have done just that!
However, more often than not, it's like sticking your finger in a wasp's nest.
Your drunk partner enters the house where social norms no longer demand his/her natural restraint and the real problems begin. As a relationship expert, here's my advice: Avoid Confrontation In The Moment This is hard, particularly if you are in close relationship with the person who is drinking.
For a start, you will be feeling understandably angry that your partner has moved to that point where the drink appears to be taking over.