Dating an alcoholic man in recovery
Many of you have shared your personal stories of the pain of living with an alcoholic in your life in the comments below.I encourage you to share what you want, and read through what people have said as well.The working out of those specifics might be where your attention is going to be productive. Al-Anon is not for everyone in your situation, but those who do find it helpful would probably say that it’s the repeated attendance that makes it work.There is another general rule in making a wrenching decision. That is, whichever course is more reversible might be considered first. Loneliness and anxiety, among other troubles, are almost universally difficult for partners of alcoholics. This entry was posted on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 at pm and is filed under Addiction, Couples-Marriage, Transition.The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships This book literally changed my life.Hazelden Books and Resources Hazelden provides trusted resources to help prevent, treat, and recover from alcoholism and other drug addiction as well as other related disorders.
I can say from personal experience that following your heart is not always easy, nor does it feel very good at times.
In your case, it is much easier to recover from the mistake of waiting a bit more, than to recover after discovering that divorce was a mistake. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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Most of my friends tell me to leave her, and my family tells me to stick it out. Note: I first wrote this answer as a way to talk about methods to approach tough dilemmas, and since that time it has grown into the forum you see now.
I’ve been to an Al-Anon meeting but it’s not enough.