Cindy asked if I would be interested in writing something on addictions and relationships. Well sure, I’d be honored!
Telling the truth would be giving up the drug of choice. People stuck in their addiction must lie, it’s a given. The lies are not meant to hurt or betray, it’s the disease way to keep them hooked, keep them addicted.
Only those ready for recovery will start telling the truth. Hearing the truth may take time just as recovery takes time. There are no quick fixes for this disease. It takes time, it takes work, it takes patience.
They do change.
They do stop lying.
And, with time you can learn to trust again.
You can salvage your relationship and you can rebuild. It can even become a better relationship. Those in recovery often develop a healthier relationship with themselves which leads to a healthier relationship with others.
Thank you Debbie for this great post and information. People do recover from addiction and most often relationships suffer. There is hope for couples struggling.
If you need to talk to someone or maybe you are seeking more information on Relationships, Addiction and Heroin please feel free to contact Debbie. She is located in Martinsburg, West Virginia.
Please visit her webpage @ Debbie Maiorano Licensed Professional Counselor
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