Powerful Men: can we talk about your drinking?

I’ve dated too many men who are brilliant: and alcoholics

Madelaine Lucy Hanson
4 min readMay 12, 2024

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I lie back and shut my eyes with a crushing disappointment at the man slurring down the phone to me. It’s 2am, and he’s calling me, again, drunk. “I love you,” he rambles. “You’re so sexy. Your accent is so sexy. I miss you.” I say nothing. He’s done this twice now: and then coldly insisted he doesn’t want to date me the next day. He doesn’t mean any of it. This is just a cruel side effect of an addiction he won’t acknowledge. He’s a different man when…

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Madelaine Lucy Hanson

27 year old with an awful lot to say about everything. Opinions entirely my own. Usually.