I cant drink sociably .
I feel much better without the alcohol.
What's wrong with being honest Tryingtolive?
" I don't feel like drinking tonight , can we do something else?
, coffee, dinner, movies, play boardgames ?
There is tons to do w/o alcohol ....
I found when I stopped drinking emotions surfaced that needed
to feel ; loneliness, abandonment issues, followed by anger.
You have your intelligence , your personal insight based on
your experiences is waiting...
I was concerned about losing my sense-of-humor if I quit drinking.
"What will I do, if I don't drink? What if I am not funny?
What if they don't like me ? "
These are my questions years ago...
But what about your health? What about loving yourself?
Your friends might think it's admirable to take a break...
It isn't forever!!
Get to know you. Your inner self is waiting...
This might have sound boring, it's just my two cents.
Thanks and wish you well!