How I Missed My Husband’s Addiction — and What I Did When I Found Out
Thanks for signing up By Jaimie S., Special to Everyday Health I didn’t know it at the time, but when I met my husband, he was struggling with alcohol addiction . Back then, I didn’t understand the disease and how it impacts not only the person suffering, but also everyone in the addict’s life. Reflecting on my journey, I have much more clarity today, which comes from the support of friends, addiction specialists, and my willingness to listen to those who’ve had similar experiences. I hope my story can help others. If you’re dealing with a loved one's addiction, know you’re not alone: There is help and hope. Here are the stages we went through with my husband's alcohol addiction: Stage 1: Rationalization From the time we met, I found myself rationalizing my…
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