The Dilemma of the Alcoholic Marriage by Al-Anon Family GroupsEvery aspect of a relationship takes on the nature of a dilemma when one or both partners are alcoholic. Here, the relatives and friends of alcoholics openly and honestly talk about their marriages and dealing with problems primarily involving sex, communication, maturity, feelings, personalities, security, and independence. Together, these Al-Anon members encourage the reader to let the understanding, love, and peace of the [Al-Anon] program grow in you one day at a time.
When I decided to leave my alcoholic husband
Dilemma of the Alcoholic Marriage
Loving someone who suffers from addiction is one of the hardest things a human being can go through. The situations and emotions a person experiences while a loved one struggles with drugs or alcohol can be completely overwhelming. But things can always be better. Instead it teaches you how you can play an active, important role in affecting change in your loved one, by using—are you ready for this? It also stresses the importance of self-care, which is so often overlooked by those who are trying to help a loved one in the throes of addiction. It does not take a miracle.
See a Problem?
There are so many books out there about alcohol recovery, the addict, what addiction means and what family members are supposed to do. Support them thru all the chaos they create in the lives around them. Pick them up when they fall, as relapse is a part of addiction. They skirt around withdrawal. Maybe because the people writing these books were the ones going thru withdrawal and not seeing it from the perspective of the people actually witnessing the withdrawal. When does the disappointment stop?