In the beginning of their relationship, Sally thought Greg was the best thing since sliced bread. She was sure they were soulmates and she told all of her friends how lucky she was to have found him. But three years in, she had to concede that there were problems.
She discovered that Greg had a very short fuse and a petulant nature. Nothing she did was ever good enough. For example, if she gave him orange juice made from concentrate, he would throw a hissy fit. And then there was the gut-wrenching time that he hit her in the face and gave her a shiner because he thought she was too provocatively dressed at a dinner with friends.
Sally became very depressed and turned to alcohol to help her cope with her unhappiness. But her drinking got out of control and she ended up being arrested for drunk driving. That’s when Sally’s family and friends held an intervention. Their objective was to make sure that Sally got the help she needed to stay sober and to convince her to leave Greg.
She ultimately did leave Greg, met a man at an Alcohol Anonymous meeting, and married him. Unfortunately, they both fell off the wagon and there wasn’t a happy ending.
Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (beginning), Your Daily Word Prompt (concede), Word of the Day Challenge (petulant), Ragtag Daily Prompt (orange), My Vivid Blog (concentrate), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (gut-wrenching), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (sober).