Loving an addict in any capacity can be one of the loneliest places in the world.
The problem with loving an addict is that sometimes the things that will help them are the things that would seem hurtful, cold and cruel if they were done in response to non-addicts. Often, the best ways to respond to an addict have the breathtaking capacity to drown those who love them with guilt, grief, self-doubt and of course, resistance…..
This is just a snippet of a very informative and helpful article written by Karen Young the founder of the Hey Sigmund website. Read the full article here.
The full article contains 16 concrete and helpful strategies for life when you love an addict.