Sometimes, the simplest explanation for an alcoholic-addict acting strangely — and saying hurtful things — is that said person has relapsed. After today’s events, I’m 99% certain this is what has happened, and this is why J. has been acting strangely since Thursday. Tomorrow? I may or may not be participating in an intervention. As I get ready for bed, I’m sad for him but also at peace, because for once I am sure that this has nothing to do with me. Namaste.