Category Archives: Lessons Learned

Precious Trinkets

Sharing a home with an addict in active addiction eventually leads to many, “lost,” items. Most of them mean the world to you. However, they just disappear never to be found again. As if little fairies swept through your house … Continue reading

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FEARS

In my past each time I decided to not confront a situation usually it was out of fear. Big-D has an acronym for FEAR. My G-Rated version of his saying is; Forget Everything And Run. I used to avoid confrontation … Continue reading

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Sidebar

Before each blog post I always read them aloud to my addict. We discuss it and he comments. Until today he had only supportive and positive feedback. After I read my next post he asked if I could not call … Continue reading

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Believing In?

An aspect of the way my addict confronts his sobriety is to believe as humans we are not the “end all” of life. He is certain there exists something greater than “us” that we can lean on in times of … Continue reading

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Hiding

When your addict is in active addiction you become very guarded. For me, I was terrified of anyone discovering my secret life of perpetual fear. As my husband continued deeper into his love for drugs I stopped exposing him to … Continue reading

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Trust

Trust: So easily given, so quickly taken away, so difficult to regain. Part of my husband’s treatment included a seminar for those who support their addict’s recovery. We were to learn how to cope with our addicts when they came … Continue reading

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