Issues with dating a recovering alcoholic

It was the best gift I could have allowed myself to receive. He has been to detox 3 or 4 times, meetings, jail and rehab.

I am not sure he has ever made it a year clean but, he always goes back.

He now after 3 years of not working or helping pay bills has a job.

My son comes first, I do not need someone in my life to succeed and make me happy, I do just fine on my own with my son. Comment below and provide your email for a chance to win Michelle’s Love Over Addiction program. It is so difficult to watch the man you love slowly kill himself. How could you walk away from the man you know he can become? You have family and friends telling you to leave him and asking you, “How can you put up with that? You can’t leave him because you are still protecting him. If you are asking yourself when to leave an addict, the answer might be that it’s time for you to get help.You love him deeply and the idea of ever leaving him seems almost impossible. You still pick up after him, do his laundry, make his appointments. Forgive yourself for not doing what everyone is telling you to do, and stay with him. But if you ever want to be able to feel some sense of self worth you must start your own recovery and end co-addiction. His drinking and drug use is not just his issue to solve. You are not alone and there is hope for a bright, joyful future.Instead, let’s choose to put our needs, dreams and health first. Make a commitment that your recovery will come first.You can’t control if he drinks or uses drugs but you can control your reactions.

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