Stress, most often caused by close family members, causes me to smoke, drink & binge eat. I've been very good at working through each of these addictions.... I stopped smoking 2 years ago (after smoking for 30 years), and haven't desired a cigerette until recently.... I can drink or not drink alcohol, I don't have to drink to have fun, I function very well with or without alcohol in my life.... I've been very good at uping my exerice and watching what I eat most days, my excess weight is coming off............. but then it happens, my family (brother, sister, husband, grown children) stress me out. I try to be a positive person, they come to me with their problems and I try to make everything better. I've always been everyone's rock, the person you go to if you need something, even if it's just a shoulder to lean or cry on. Sometimes the ones I love feel like an anvil around my neck, and I just want to cut the rope and cut them out of my life (but of course I can't....). I've told my husband how he stresses me out, he doesn't get it, and he doesn't stop. Brother & sister, I love and I can't cut them out of my life, I can't stop them from venting to me because I'm the only one that really listens to them. I try to be encouraging and supportive to them (the same can be said for my kids) but they suck the life out of me................ so I end up having a drink (or several), eat what ever is in sight, and now I'm tempted to go back to smoking. What can I do? I pray. I walk my dog. These things help but short of running away from home, what should I do?