“I really wasn’t happy with myself,” he said. “I believe it was because I wasn’t my authentic self doing what I really wanted to do in my life.”
Change is just around the corner.
Managing a loved one’s drug or alcohol addiction is never easy, but those whose spouse has a substance use disorder face an especially tough and lonely road.
If you haven’t realized it yet, one day you will wake up and see that you are living, breathing proof that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
The past three years of my life were mostly made up of blurry images, of not remembering exactly what happened, of waking up every day trying to recall the events of the night before.
For I was not told the dangers of love, of getting addicted to someone else.
You damaged me in more ways than I think you’ll ever understand, or will ever be able to admit to yourself.
On the night my boyfriend has a seizure after his 50th alcohol detox, we are placed in a room next to the ER psych ward.
When you love an addict, you become addicted too.
Recovery is scary, confusing and lonely. But recovery is created by you. So here’s to defining a “normal state” in terms which are special to you.