Ben, this was a very insightful story. Oddly enough, it’s what lead me to subscribe to Medium and I’m glad I did it.
It’s no secret that alcohol can be a very scary, dangerous thing. I’m glad you addressed so many truths. Many of the things you have written need to be said.
You always just want more. Longer kisses, longer hugs, more time spent together. You’ll drive around the block five times just to keep them another hour. Everything is another story to the bookshelf you are building. Their happiness becomes just as important as yours. You learn to love what they love. You’ll want to be better. Because they’ve made you better.