In Soft Underbelly you will read about my second husband Bob. Sadly Bob is no longer alive and I won’t spoil the story by telling you any of the details here. I will tell you however that I loved Bob with all my heart and I still do. He was not a physically violent man and it is important to me and his memory that I make that perfectly clear.
Bob unfortunately was an alcoholic, something I believe he inherited from his father. Alcoholism can be passed along through generations by way of a biologic pathway called genetic predisposition. However the good news is that nearly one half of the children of alcoholics do not themselves become alcoholics.
If you or someone you knows needs help to conquer Alcoholism there are many support services available. The first step as you probably know is admitting that you need help.