Do I Have to Give Up Drinking for My Pregnant Wife? – The Counseling Corner
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Dear Brain and Courtlin,
My wife and I found out late last year that we're having our first baby, and we couldn't be more excited. But, we've encountered a disagreement that is causing some problems. I went out with some friends last weekend and had some drinks, and when I came home and my wife was really angry with me. When I asked her why, she said that she can't drink, so I shouldn't be drinking either. I'm not a huge party guy by any means, but once and a while I like to go out and have a good time. So my question is, is my wife being unreasonable? Or should I just go along with it? Have other guys out there been forced to give up drinking alcohol because their wife is pregnant? I could really use some advice.