About 7 years ago my husband started dealing with stress and/or depression by undergoing binge drinking episodes approx. twice a year. This usually consists of drinking himself to sleep and continuously sleeping for approx. 48-72 hours. He stops whenever he is completely out of alcohol and not a minute before. This current episode however, I really, really snapped and did something I have never done in the 30 years we have been together. I went into the bedroom where he was sleeping and started slapping him. I snapped because, because I hid the 1 1/2 cases of Corona we had left over from my recent 50th birthday celebration (I thought that would be a VERY long "drunkathon"), he decided to open and partly drink the bottle of champagne that my sister sent me from Oregon for m 5th birthday. I can NOT excuse my behavior, I can only say that it was unprecedented in 27 years of marriage. This seemed to make something in him snap as well, as he had an abusive father and made a very conscious decision to never raise a hand to me. Now he won't forgive me and he's being a very, very mean drunk (not his usual M. O.) and breaking things and yelling at me to get out of the house. We are now on the 3rd day of what I usually refer to as a "drunkathon." I should mention that I have a 16 year old son that is witnessing this. What should I do? Should I pack and get out of the house for a while, as he is "requesting"?? I know I need to go to Alanon... it is long overdue. Any advice?