Alright, flat out I am strongly against drinking of alcohol though I do not condemn nor speak out against those who do it on a normal basis. However recently I left my girlfriend because she drinks, and wishes to drink in an even greater amount; she drinks primarily to get drunk and though she lowered this intake for me she shows dissatisfaction with the restraints and strain on her ability to drink with friends. I left because of the conflict of interest, and while I feel horrible I was told by basically all people two truths: 1. I am going against the social norm by not drinking at my age ( young adult 18 ~ 23 or something ) and thus I would have a hard time finding a partner with my beliefs. 2. I have the right to stand behind my beliefs and I should not feel guilty. Now I didn't just up and leave; it had been two years with these events going on. I think I did the right thing because my reasoning is solid as a rock ( it's unhealthy and has been a known agent in many problems, etc. ) but I am not asking for sympathy so much as I am asking for your opinion on two things. 1. Should I accept that people drink, dropping my morals ( or attempting to ) altogether in order to fit in since I am the odd one out? 2. Have you ever had to make such a decision? Thanks.