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sir,how to live if i dnt like my father,as he is always gets drunk and fights with me.
he is not very educated and they dnt maintain standard of living which i expect.
there are many other reasons also.how to handle this situation?

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Dear Rahul,

Thank you for your question.

Alcoholism is a disease that affects not only the person who drinks, the alcoholic, but also those who love him or live with him. The first principle for maintaining mental health when livening in a relationship with an alcoholic is to realize that you do not have the power to make him drink, nor do you have the power to make him stop drinking. Recognizing your powerlessness over alcoholism is the first step toward greater sanity.

You can learn more about alcoholism and learning to relate in healthy ways to an alcoholic at http://www.al-anon.alateen.org.

Best wishes,

Brother William

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William Schindler, a.k.a. Brother William

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I can answer questions about Vedanta philosophy, Patanjali Yoga philosophy and practice, Tantra, Bhagavad-Gita, Upanishads, Vivekachudamani (Shankara`s Crest-jewel of Spritual Discrimination), Advaita (non-dualism), the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda tradition, Goddess worship, meditation practice, Hindu monasticism (sannyasa), and Sanskrit.

Experience

I've been studying and practicing Vedanta and Tantra since 1969.

Organizations
I'm the founder and spiritual director of Ashram West, a gay spiritual community based on traditional Hindu Tantra. I have been a member of the Vedanta Society of Southern California since 1969.

Publications
I have three books in print: GAY TANTRA, ESSAYS ON GAY TANTRA, BLOOD OF THE GODDESS.

Education/Credentials
I hold a B.A. in Sanskrit (UC Berkeley 1975) and an M.A. in clinical psychology (Antioch University 1986).

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