Who has the substance abuse problem?
Are you a member of a support group?
Which one & how long substance free?
went to 1 al-anon years ago, mother is also alcoholic.
Did you find this site helpful (why)?
Nice to be able to be in a place where others are battling the same mess. I get very, very frustrated. So frustrated that I want to sell the house, pack up and leave with our son. and never to return. this is how I feel today.
Will you be letting others know of this site?
Your words of Wisdom:
I don't know... I grew up with an alcoholic mother, and she still drinks. she is 65, I am 45. Parents divorced when I was six. That's when my world shattered. It was never the same after that.
I have struggled all my life with self esteem issues, rejection, weight problems, depression... and I am with a man who is a chronic alcoholic. We are miles apart, yet live in the same house. He's on one end of the house, and I on the other.... Why do I stay? My son, our son. He is 5 years old. I don't want his life to be shattered the way mine was. But there are days, many days that I have put the house up for sale, told him to leave, we were separated for 6 months last year, he came back with promises,, blah blah blah...... and here I am another year - and am thinking of actually having an emotional affair with someone. No sex, just companionship. Not interested in sex anymore.
My words of wisdom - don't get involved with anyone with an addiction. your life will be miserable.