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Dear Lyssara, first of all I want to say that my thoughts are with you as this all sounds like so so much to deal with. One thing you said caught my attention – that was about your husband showing up drunk and being escorted out of the pool party. Having a parent who drinks a lot can be difficult for the whole family. Of course it adds to your stress and afffects children’s emotional state as well. I’m not sure if others might have mentioned this to you but even if your husband is not willing to get help for his drinking, you might find a lot of support in the Al Anon program which is for friends and family of alcoholics (or people concerned about someone’s drinking). I know it can be hard to get out of the house when you have two children… you might consider an online meeting which you can find on the Al-Anon website. Even if you just find a couple of helpful tips in a meeting, it just might be worth it. Again, I am thinking of you and sending supportive energy your way.