I keep forgetting that when I go out, say, on a Friday night and have a Cosmo (just one!) with friends, two days later my mood changes and I become gloomy and dispirited. It ALWAYS happens. The same goes for “that” time of the month, too much sugar, or not enough coffee. Why do I always forget this and wonder why I am feeling down? Worse, I project my bad mood onto D, as if it’s his fault! As if he is falling short of my expectations. OK, so this is a REMINDER to watch out for the effects of alcohol. I simply cannot imagine how true alcoholics manage their lives if one drink affects me in this kind of way. My advice for the day: stay clean and sober if you want even the slightest chance at a good relationship.