The subjunctive is a specific verb form. It usually expresses something that you wish for, or a hypothetical rather than actual situation[.] It is also used to indicate that something is being suggested or demanded[.]”Lexico, “When to Use the Subjunctive”
His wife demanded that he stop drinking if he wanted to save their marriage.
Heaven forbid I have a drink or two to take off the edge!
His friends implored that he seek treatment to deal with his mounting problems.
I only wish that what you say were true.
The court ordered that he pay a fine and stay sober for 10 months if he wanted his license back.
If only it were that simple.
His ex-wife recommended that he pay child support if he wanted to maintain his visitation rights.
Were I to give you money, you would just spend it on yourself or your boyfriend, not our daughter.
The college girls at the bar insisted that he stop bothering them.
If only I were younger, then those sluts would give me the time of day!