A couple who met in Alcoholics Anonymous promised each other in their wedding vows that because their bond was a gift that came with their sobriety, they’d end the relationship if it got in the way of their continued recovery.
This is a brave and difficult — but healthy — decision.
The effects of alcohol weaken the filters that ideally keep conversations loving, or at least civil.
In relationships in which one or both parties are in recovery, it might be necessary to re-establishing trust.
Something one person said or did while under the influence might have stung enough for healing to be needed.
There are millions of kind, whole and addiction-free men in the world.
Most of us know “DUI” stands for “driving under the influence.” But the acronym has another meaning, one with consequences that rival the damage done when one gets behind the wheel impaired.
I was worried about his anger, or that he would relapse, or be too stressed out or my actions would cause something bad to happen. It was his turn to learn to deal with the reality of our existence instead of us having to shrink because of the reality of .” His mother had been an alcoholic and it had stunted his life. “Run” was the best advice I received and it’s the advice I would give my daughter if she ever got involved with an addict. When I finally left my husband, I was only able to do so after taking weeks to compose a list of facts.