The best question I read was, “Where do I end and the other person begins?”
For some, the safe love is for their own heart and wellness- because the stress of their loved one’s addiction has caused true illness- heart disease, high blood pressure, mental illness due to-anxiety, drastic mood shifts, and mental sickness from the occasional life saved from overdose, right there in your living room or bathroom.
It’s never selfish to say enough. Especially with those people who have limited insight into boundaries and their ability to drain others. A tired soul will abandon living in the way God intended. Their gifts feel like burdens because they become so depleted by the energy of others. We all need a place of rest …
Stress is powerful. My physical health suffered as a direct result of my emotional and mental collapse. I was sick. I dealt with blood pressure issues, stomach problems, migraines, aches and pains- ALL from fear and anxiety associated with an addiction I NEVER had!
In hoping to help her brother, my daughter once told me, “Take him to the graveyard and force him to pick his plot. Because it’s either death, jail, or treatment.”
Releasing is where we meet the calm peace in hope. We can see the light again and see past the pain to the possibilities of better tomorrows.
You are leaving the insanity of a situation that you’ve probably lived through for years. You are allowed to walk away and love from a distance. It’s the interaction that changes, not your love. They won’t like it, accept it, or understand. That’s not your problem or responsibility.
Misunderstood Parenting Being a parent of a loved one battling addiction is complicated. Your desire to protect and solve is ingrained from all the years of raising kids. It’s what you know. As they enter adulthood, you let go and watch them fly. Will the lessons you taught be applied? Many young adults manage the …
I’m thinking many serial killers hide behind something, including faith! There was no comfort in a cross and a Bible in his cab.
These are the facts of one dark world within a dark world. We can't hide the truth that sin exists within addiction as it does in corporate America, Washington DC, Christian homes, and the church.