2. Don't Egg It on
There's a point of inebriation where the person drinking gets mouth, aggressive, insulting, and belligerent. They also get honest. You probably see, hear, and read all the time that alcohol just lowers the inhibitions and makes a person more likely to say what they usually hold back. That's true … to a point. Some drunk folks also like to talk smack. They will say anything they can to be mean, to get a rise out of you, and to push your buttons. Don't engage in that. You're both better than that, but you're sober and your partner's drunk, so it's up to you to be the bigger person … even when it hurts.