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Alcoholic Husband

I have been married for 6 years to my second husband. We have known each other since I was 2. He was married 2 times before and I was married once. I love the man I married, but I just don't know where he is. I live with someone that has become a total stranger. He goes out "to play pool" and forgets to come home. He is usually drunk when he does return the next morning and then the silent treatment starts. I have asked him to stop, I have made threats of leaving, but I cannot take my children from their home. I have thought of asking him to leave, but I am really afraid that he would be too stubborn to ever come back or try to change. I really do want our marriage to work. We were good together, but as soon as he turned 37, he started telling me that if I wanted to act old fine, but he would go out drinking and enjoying himself anytime he wanted. We have a set of twins (3) together and I have a 9 yr old. The oldest hates it when he's home because his always in a bad mood and we don't ever do anything "family" together anymore. I am just lost and don't know what to do. I really think it all links back to the weekend drinking, but I don't know how to make him see it. What should I do?

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