I’m a recovering alcoholic, and my husband loves beer. Here’s how we make it work.

Melissa Petro is a freelance writer who lives with her husband and two children in New York City. As a recovering alcoholic with over a decade of being sober, Petro describes the challenges that can arise from being married to a beer-lover. She says it’s important to understand the distinction between being a drinker and being an alcoholic: A true dependency can change your personality when you drink, and cause you to lose friends, jobs, and more. Over the years, Petro has learned how to maintain her sobriety while being around her husband and other loved ones who

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