A little back story. My MIL is an alcoholic, she goes spurts without drinking and then always relapses. She's a very high anxiety and has OCD. She is currently drinking (she says she can handle it now). She spinning so far out of control it is hard to watch the drama unfold on a weekly basis. Last week she drank a bottle of LIsterine. The week before that she was drinking and driving hit the curb and popped 2 of her tires. I was out to dinner with a friend when this happened and had the cars so DH had to ride his bike 7 miles to go help her. Since she was drunk he wouldn't get in the car with her so he had to ride back home in the dark.
Now to the most recent event. My SIL is graduation from college next weekend and they were going to throw her a party. FIL called yesterday and said MIL can't handle it right now so that party was cancled. So of coarse like any big brother, DH stepped up and said we would host it, which means I will organize, cook and clean for the party. Which falls two days after all my finals are over and the day before a 5 day camping trip. I don't really like planning big parties because I'm and over planner and I want everything to be well thought out. I know that stepping up to the plate on this one was the right thing to do because SIL deserves a party but I hate that the responsibilty falls on me when I'm already stress out about school.
The fact the MIL is out of control and is going to hurt if not kill herself. But that is a story for another post. I've never had to deal with alcohol abuse in my family and the whole topic is utterly overwhelming for me. DH was the parent child when he was growing up so now he just tries to remove himself from the situation and I over analysis everything.